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New England Family History. 

Henry Cole Quinby, A. B., LL. B., 

(Member New England Historic-Genealogical So- 
ciety; New York Biographical and Genealogical 
Society. ) 

Editor and Publisher, 

5 Nassau St., New York City. 

APRIL, 1908. 

Title. Page. 

Aborne Family 42, 45 

An Ancient Lawsuit (Morrill v. Quinby) 112 

Andrew Pepperell Frost 11 

A. P. Frost, descendants of 24, 46, 81 

Autograph Book, Mrs. Porter's 116 

Bolles Family 40 

Bray Family 59 

Bray Mansion 60 

Brewer Family 30 

Brocklebank Family 96 

Brocklebank House 100 

Capt. Thomas Seal 13 

Clark Family 26, 81 

Crosby Family 103 

Descendants of Andrew Pepperell Frost ... 24, 46, 81 

ole Family 88 

Dole House 94, 119 

First Quinby Record 65 

Frost Family 6 

Frost House 16, 119 

Frost Portrait 14, 43, yy 

Frost, Andrew P 1 1 


Title. Page 

Frost, A. P., descendants of 24, 46, 8 1 

Hazen Family ll 4 

Hon. William Pepperell, Sr 53 

Jackson Family 22. 28, 78, 118 

Jordan Family 47 

Mahan Family 26, 48 

Moore Family 3& 

Morrill v. Ouinby, lawsuit 112 

Mrs. Porter's Autograph Book 116 

Norris Family 49 

Osgood Family 74- I2 ° 

Pepperell Arms 51 

Pepperell Family 5 1 

Pepperell, Hon. William, Sr 53 

Pepperell Mansion 5 2 

Pepperell Portraits 58 

Pepperell, Sir William 56, 117 

Pickard Family 102 

Porter Family 48 

Porterfield Family 19, 118 

Porter's Autograph Book, Mrs 116 

Ouinby Family 61, 104 

Quinby, Hannah, Will of ion 

Ouinby Record, First 65 

Ouinby, Robert, Inventory • 73 

Ouinby, Robert, Probate 67 

Rice Family 35, 82 

Rolfe Family 83, 84 

Rolfe, Henry, Will of . 85 

Rolfe, Honour, Will of 86 

Seal, Capt. Thomas 13 

Seal Family 25, 118 

Slemons Family 20 

Sir William Pepperell 56, 117 

Wales Family 46 

Whale Family 42 

Wood Family 25 



Subject. Page 

Bray House (pencil sketch) 80 

Brewer, Dexter (document) 12 

Brewer, Dexter (oil painting) 4 

Brewer, Jane (Frost) (oil painting) 14 

Brewer House (water-color sketch) 10 

Brewer Record (document) 44 

Brocklebank House (woodcut) 98 

Clark, Andrew P., Sr. (photograph) 28 

Clark, Andrew P., Jr. (photograph) 86 

Clark, Eleanor (Frost) (daguerreotype) 16 

Clark, Henrietta F. (photograph) 94 

Clark, John Mahan (photograph) 1 10 

Clark, Thomas Slemons (tintype) 106 

Dole, Daniel (document) 98 

Dole House (photograph) 82 

Follett, Dorothy Rolfe (photograph) 94 

Follett, Fred Henry (photograph) 94 

Follett, Maud E. (Libbey) (photograph) 94 

Frost, Abigail (autograph) 118 

Frost, Andrew P. (autograph) 1 18 

Frost, Andrew P. (silhouette) 76 

Frost, Andrew P. (document) 10 

Frost-Brewer House (water-color sketch) 10 

Frost, Charles (1725) (autograph) 118 

Frost Coat of Arms (painting) 20 

Frost, George (1814) (autograph) 118 

Frost, Ichabod (autograph) 118 

Frost, James (1773) (autograph) 118 

Frost, Jane (silhouette) 118 

Frost, Jane (autograph) 118 

Frost, Joanna (autograph) 118 

Frost, Joanna (Jackson) (document) 6 

Frost, Joanna (early photograph) 18 

Frost, John (1749) (autograph) 1 18 

Frost, Hon. John (gravestone) 40 

Frost, Joseph ( 1848) (autograph) 118 


Subject. Page 

Frost, William (1800) (autograph) 118 

Frost, William (1771 ) (water-color portrait) ..118 

Libbey, Eleanor Clark (Rolfe) (photograph) . . 94 

Norris, Sarah (Mahan) (photograph) 36 

Norris, Rev. William H. (photograph) 36 

Norris, William H., Jr. (photograph) 36 

Pepperell Arms (woodcut) 56 

Pepperell Mansion (photograph) 80 

Pepperell, Margery (Bray) (oil painting) 45 

Pepperell, Hon. William, Sr. (oil painting) 52 

Pepperell, Sir William (autograph) 56 

Pepperell Tomb (photograph) 80 

Porter, Horace (photograph) 64 

Porter, Mary Jane (Seal) (daguerreotype) .... 68 

Porter, Oliver (colored photograph) 68 

Ouinby, Thomas (photograph) 32 

Ouinby, Jane E. (Brewer) (photograph) 32 

Rolfe, Catherine M. (tintype) 106 

Rolfe, George Frost (photograph) no 

Seal, Nancy (Frost) (daguerreotype) 72 

Seal, Capt. Thomas (miniature) 8 

Wales, Ellen M. (Wood) (photograph) 48 

Wales, Leonard E. (photograph) 48 

Wales, Dr. John P. (photograph) 48 

Wales, Dr. Joseph P. (photograph) 48 

Wood, Henry P. (photograph) 60 

Wood, William E. (photograph) 60 

Wood, William H. (photograph) 24 


No. 1. Showing Bowles, Bray, Frost, Jackson, 

Pepperell, Porterfield, Slemons 5 

No. 2. Showing Brewer, Frost, Moore, Rice 

Slemons, Smith, Whale, Wheeler 23 

No. 3. Showing Brocklebank, Crosby, Dole, 
Hazen, Lume, Pearson, Pickard, Rolfe, 

Titcomb 81 



Vol. I. July 1st, 1907. 

Subscription One Dollar per Year 
Single Copies Twenty-five Cents. 

No. 1, 

A Magazine Devoted to the History of 
Families of Maine and Massachusetts 

Edited and Published by 


Office of Publication, 1507 Hanover Bank Building, New York City 

A Paragraph to be Read by way of Preface. 

(From the "Appleton Memorial") 

"I shall be pleased if you derive half of the satisfac- 
tion in reading what I have collected, that I have done 
in the research. Surely the social and moral feelings 
should receive improvement and the mind be stimulat- 
ed to virtuous emulation, by wandering amidst the 
tombs of our ancestors, tracing the rude inscriptions 
which record their peaceful virtues, and in looking back 
to an extended line, who have descended to their graves 
free from reproach. Let us be careful to leave the 
same memorial to our posterity. 


New England Family History 


The Editor has selected about one hundred families 
for consideration in these pages, including many which 
have left their indelible impress on the history of 
Massachusetts, Maine and New Hampshire. 

Nearly all of these families are descended from 
immigrants who landed on what is now the Massachu- 
setts shore between 1620 and 1640; a hundred years 
later many of their great-grand-children had reached 
the vicinity of Portland, Maine, (then Falmouth, Mas- 
sachusetts), where their descendants now live. One 
or two of these families however came directly from 
Ireland in the middle of the eighteenth century and 
settled in and around Portland. 

The sources of the family history besides contem- 
porary publications, genealogical works and printed 
records, are the records of the County Clerks, Regis- 
ters of Deeds and of Probate, tombstones and family 
bibles ; and last, but by no means least, letters from 
descendants of the present day written to the editor 
in answer to his inquiries. 

The Editor considers himself extremely fortunate 
in that he has received answers from as many as fif- 
teen per cent, of those to whom he has written. Those 
replies, however, in half a dozen cases, have been 
of great value, and indicated a care, an interest, and 
an intelligence which will be of great value to de- 
scendants by the thousand, yet unborn, as well as to 
the hundreds now living who have not responded. 

To many who answered letters of inquiry, a re- 
quest was made for pictures, daguerreotypes or photo- 
graphs, of those to be referred to in these pages, and 
always with the promise that perfect care would be 

taken, and that after copying, they would be returned. 
To the half a dozen brave cousins who risked it, the 
Editor returns his warmest thanks. 

It is expected that errors may creep into this work 
and the chief reason for its publication in this form is 
so that you may send in your corrections, additions, 
biographical sketches of those in whom you are in- 
terested, and portraits. 

All such matter will appear in the ultimate book 
form to which this periodical is merely preliminary. 
send what information you can, even if it is only 
the name and address of somebody you suspect has 
the information. 

For painstaking, prompt and elaborate replies to my 
inquiries I have several to thank, and will do so as the 
result of their labor appears in this publication. For 
the present, referring to those who have assisted in 
regard to the Frost descendants, I am particularly 
grateful to 

Mrs. William A. Stillings (born Martha Eleanor 
Hooper) of Chelsea, Mass. ; 

Mrs. John P. Wales (born Ellen M. Wood) of Wil- 
mington, Delaware; 

Mrs. Charles W. Bray (born Adelaide M. Brewer) 
of Portland, Maine. (Through her was received the 
article on the ancestors of Andrew Pepperell* Frost, 
printed herein, which was prepared by Edward C. 
Jones, Esq., of Portland) ; 

Miss Almira F. Quinby of Stroudwater, Maine; 

Miss Mary Hobson of Brooklyn, N. Y. 

The work of Mr. L. B. Chapman of Deering. Maine, 
published serially for upwards of ten years in the 
"Deering News" has been of great value, and its 
cessation is greatly to be regretted. 

My intention for the next number is to discuss the 
grandchildren of Andrew Pepperell Frost. A list of 
them, as far as I have been able to discover them, 

*The modern spelling with one r will be used in this work. 

follows. You will perhaps find your parents or grand- 
parents among them. I am anxious to publish the 
portraits of all of them, with their husbands or wives, 
also facsimiles of their handwriting. Kindly send in 
also pictures and some letter or document, together 
with all possible information about them. 

If you want any of the pictures that appear in this 
magazine, you may have them in lots of not less than 
ten of any one kind, at fifteen cents each. 

Send me the pictures of yourself and family with 
dates and data for use in future numbers. 

Children of Copt. Thomas and Nancy (Frost) 

John (married Abigail Knight). 
Ellen (married William H. Wood*). 
Eunice (married Samuel Jordan). 
Mary Jane (married Horace Porter). 

William, f died 

Ann, ( without issue 


Children of John and Catherine (Frost) Mahan: 

Aside from the fact that then daughter Sarah*, (m. 
Rev. Wm. H. Norris*) moved to Hempstead, N Y.. 
I have no definite information. Send in any- 
thing you know or remember about this branch 
of the family. 

Children of Peter T. and Eleanor (Frost) Clark: 

Elizabeth S. (married, 1st. David Stanwood and 
2nd. Capt. Bennett. Wanted: Any information about 
them or their descendants). 

Andrew P. (married Lucy M. Child). 

Catherine M. (married Benjamin Rolfe). 

Susan L. (married Robert Hooper). 

Charles H. (married Elizabeth Smith). 

Thomas S. 


Jane F., \ died without issue. 

John M., 


Children of Dexter and Jane (Frost) Brewer: 

Henry M. (Married Malvina D. Smith). 
Jane E.* (married Thomas* Quinby). 
Emmeline (married Dr. Henry Hunt). 
Frances (married Isaac T. Hobson). 

The names marked with a star indicate that de- 
scendants have been kind enough to send in photo- 
graphs or daguerrotypes. They will be reproduced 
in the next issue. 

Send me tb* »<*mes and addresses of all the de- 
scendants you know of and I will send them this num- 

The Editor. 

From a painting in the possession of the Editor. 


Nicholas Frost, born Ti- 
verton, Eng. 
Constable and selectman . 
d. .Tilly 20, 1663. 


Joseph Bowles, 
b. Eng., Feb., 1608. 
d. 1678. 
m. Mary, b. Mar., 1624. 


See "Life of Sir William 

Pepperell " by Hon. 

Usher Parsons. 

John Bray, 
b. Plymouth, Eng. 
m. Joan. 


Maj. Charles Frost m. Mary Boivles. 

b. Tiverton, Eng. Representative, Com. 
Militia. Col. of the Maine Regt. Fought 
in King Philip's War. Provincial Coun- 
cillor, Commander in King William's 
War. Killed by Indians July 4, 1697. 
She b. Aug. 7, 1641, d. Nov. 11, 1704. 


William Pepperell 
He from Tavistock, 
Devon, Eng. Lieut. - 
Col . , Judge of Com- 
mon Pleas Court, 
d. 1734. 

m. Margery "Bray, b. 
Plymouth, Eng., 1659. 
They had Sir Wil- 
liam Pepperell, Bart. 
She d. Apr. 24, 1741. 


Hon. John Frost m. Sept. 4, 1702 

d. Feb. 25, 1732/3. 
Mem. his Majesty's Council. 
Representative, &c. 

had 16 ch. including 

Mary Pepperell. 
b. Sept. 4, 1685. 
d. Apr. 18, 1766. 

Joanna Pepperell 
b. June 22, 1692. d. 1725 
m. Dr. George Jackson, of Kittery, Me. 
Mar. 27, 1710/1. 


Charles Frost m. Nov. 9, 1733 Joanna Jackson. 

b. Aug. 27, 1710. d. Jan. 4, 1756/7. b. June 14, 1716. 

Representative to General Court. d. Jan. 7, 179S. 

They had Joanna, Abigail, Willian, Jane, 
Andrew P. and Charles. 

Andrew Pepperell Frost m. Nov. 7, 1782 
b. July 6, 1752. 
d. May 24, 1805. 
Minute Man in Revolutionary War. 

They had Nancy, William, Catherine 

Eleanor, dau. of William Slemons, 
and granddaughter of Robert Slemons; 
her mother was Catherine, dau. of 
William Porterfield of Stroudwater, Me. 
She d. Oct. 6, 1795, ae. 37. 

Eleanor, Andrew P., Joseph and Jane. 


i. John Frost, born Nov. 17, 1558, near Carnbre 
Hill, Cornwall, England, married Anna Hamden, 
May 10, 1582. She was born near Caer Bran, Corn- 
wall, Oct. 8, 1565. 

Children all born at Tiverton, England. 

1. John, born July 10, 1583. 

2. Nicholas, born Apr. 25, 1585. 

3. Anna, born Oct. II, 1587. 

4. Charles, born Dec. 15, 1588. 

5. Samuel, born Jan. 28, 1591. 

6. Elizabeth, born Feb. 12, 1593. 

2. Nicholas Frost, born Apr. 25, 1585, at Tiverton, 
England, married Bertha Cadwalla from Taviston, 
Devon, England, in January, 1629/30. She was born 
Feb. 14, 1610. They sailed for America in the ship 
"Wulfrana," Alwin Wellborn, master, in Apr. 1634, 
and arrived in June and settled at Kittery, Maine, 
now Eliot, being the first settlers of the latter town 
where Nicholas died July 20, 1663. The inventory of 
his estate is in "Old Eliot," Vol. 1, page 178. His 
wife aged 40 years, and his daughter Anna, aged 15 
years, were killed by the Indians on the night of July 
4, 1650. (See "Old Eliot," Vol. 1, page 176.) 

Children : 

1. Charles, born Tiverton, July 30, 163 1. 

2. John, born Tiverton, Aug. 7, 1633. 

3. Anna, born Little Harbor, America, Apl. 7, 

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4. Catherine, born Kittery, Dec. 25, 1637; married, 
first, William Leighton, in 1656; second, Joseph Ham- 
mond, about 1 67 1. She died Aug. 1. 171 5, aged 82 
years. * 

5. Elizabeth, born Kittery, May 10, 1640; married 
William Gowen, sometimes called Smith, May 14, 
1667. (See "Old Eliot," Vol. 2, page 37.) 

6. Nicholas, Jr., born Kittery, Sept. 30, 1645, died 
unmarried in Aug., 1673, aged 2j years. (See "Old 
Eliot," Vol. 1, page 183.) 

3. Charles Frost, born July 30, 163 1 ; married Mary 
Bolles, Dec. 27, 1675. She was a daughter of Joseph 
Bolles who was the son of John. She was born Aug. 
7, 1 64 1, and died Nov. 11, 1704. Charles Frost was 
killed by the Indians July 4, 1697, at what is now 
Eliot, Maine, and a tablet marks the spot. He was 
a soldier at 16 and rose to the rank of Major, and 
commanded all the troops in the Province of Maine. 
His commission was dated Aug. 23, 1689, and was 
signed by President Thos. Danforth. (See "Old 
Eliot," Vol. 2, Page 137.) Major Chas. Frost was a 
Representative to the General Court, 1658-1663, 1672 
1674 and 1 678- 1 693; Town Clerk, 1669- 1670; Select- 
man, 1667-1670; Councillor to Pres. Danforth 1680- 
1685, and a Justice of Peace at the same time. He 
was a Councillor from 1693, until his death in 1697. 
Williamson in his "History of Maine" said, "Charles 
Frost was one of the most eminent and public spirited 
men of his age within the Province of Maine. His 
death was deeply lamented as it occurred in the height 
of his usefulness and fame, and at a time when his 
services were greatly needed." Much about him can 
be found in the publications, "Old Eliot ;" N. E. His- 
toric-Genealogical Register," II., 249-262; X., 30; 
XII., 139 and 258; "Maine Wills;" Maine Hist. Soc. 
Coll., I., 267, 373, 381 ; N. H. Provincial Papers II. 
30; etc. 

*Note the obvious discrepancy. 

Children : 

i. Charles, Jr., married, first, Sarah Wainwright, 
and second, Jane (Elliott) Pepperell, the widow of 
Andrew Pepperell, a brother of Sir William. 

2. Hon. John, born May i, 1682. 

3. Nicholas, married Dorothy Mendum, no children"' 

4. Sarah, married John Shipway and had a daugh- 
ter Alary. 

5. Abigail, married Joshua Fryer. 

6. Mehitable, married Thos. Lincoln. 

7. Lydia, married Benj. Pierce. 

8. Mary, married Dec. 12, 1694, Capt. John Hill, 
and had six children. (See Hill Memorial.) 

9. Elizabeth, married, probably, John Richardson. 

4. Hon. John Frost, born May 1, 1682, married 
Sept. 4, 1702, Mary Pepperell, a sister of Sir Wil- 
liam Pepperell and a daughter of William. He died 
Feb. 25, 1732, and his widow married, Aug. 12, 1745, 
Rev. Benj. Colman of Boston, who died Aug. 29, 
1747. Her third husband was Judge Benj. Prescott 
of Danvers, Mass. She died Apr. 18, 1766, aged 80 
years. She was born Sept. 5, 1685. Judge Prescott 
died May 28, 1777, aged 90. John Frost was a prom- 
inent citizen ; commander of a ship of war, Justice of 
the Peace, Representative and a Councilor. When in 
command ot the ship "Benetta Pinck," he was captured 
by the pirate ship "Le Grand," on a voyage from the 
Barbados to Boston, July 4. 1717- (N. H. Provincial 
Papers, II., 686; 23 N. H. State Papers, 175, 342-3, 
430-1; "Rambles about Portsmouth," I.. 86.) 


Children : 

1. Margery, born Feb. i, 1704. 

2. William, born May 20, 1705, a merchant at 
Newcastle, N. H. 

3. John, born May 12, 1709. His son, John, was 
Colonel in the Revolutionary army and Brigadier Gen- 
eral in the militia in 1777. He married Oct. 31, 1734, 
Sarah Gerrish, daughter of Timothy of Kittery. 

4. Charles, born Aug. 2.J, 17 10, moved from New- 
castle, N. H., to Stroudwater. His descendants 
through his son, Andrew Pepperell Frost (born 1752) 
will be considered in the earlier issues of this publica- 

5. Mary, born Aug. 19, 171 1. 

6. Sarah, born Feb. 1, 1713; married, first. Rev. 
John Blunt of Newcastle, and, second. Judge John 
Hill of So. Berwick. 

7. Mary, born Feb. 26, 1714. 

8. Andrew Pepperell, born Apr. 12. 17 16. 

9. Joseph, born Sept. 29, 1717; married, Oct. 20, 
1744, Margaret Colton of Springfield, Mass. He died 
Sept. 14, 1768. 

10. Abigail, born May 26, 1719; died, 1742. 

11. George, born Apr. 26, 1720; married, first, 
widow of Geo. Richardson of London, England, who 
died about 1757. He married in 1774 Widow Mar- 
garet (Weeks) Smith of Durham, N. H., and they 
went to Durham to reside in 1779 where he died June 
21, 1796. He was a judge, delegate to the Continen- 
tal Congress in 1776, 1777 and 1779, Councillor for 
three years from 178T. Had four children. 


12. Samuel, born Aug. 19, 1721. 

13. Benjamin.) , ,, 

, J i born May is, 1722. 

14. Jane, ] J d, / 

15. Miriam, born Oct. 8, 1725. 

16. Mary, born July 2, 1726. 

17. Dorothy, born Aug. 21, 1727. 

5. Charles Frost, born Aug. 27, 1710. His first 
wife was named Sarah. He married, second, Joanna 
Jackson of Kittery in 1738. He came to Stroudwater 
and built a two story gambrel roofed house to which 
a third story was added by Dexter Brewer, which was 
called the "Brewer House," at the eastern end of 
Stroudwater bridge. It was burned Jan. 30, 1882, 
(see elsewhere in this issue). He was a clerk of Col. 
Thos. Westbrook and a justice of peace. He was a 
man of ability and influence. His house was called 
"Frost's Garrison" in its early days. He was a select- 
man two years, and was a representative of the Gen- 
eral Court in 1755. He died Jan. 4, 1756, aged 45 
years. His widow kept the house as an inn after 
his death. (A facsimile of her handwriting appears 
in this issue.) She was born June 14, 17 16, died 
Jan. 7, 1796. 

Children : 

1. Joanna, died Nov. 6, 1739, an infant. 

2. Abigail, born Aug. 26, 1744; married Oct. 20, 
1 78 1, Daniel Epes. She died Mar. 10, 1826, aged 
81 years. 

3. Charles, Jr., born 1746, died Jan. 8, 1747. 

4. William, born Aug. 20, 1748; unmarried; died 
Jan. 23, 1 79 1, aged 42 years. 

5. Jane, born Aug. 15, 1750; unmarried; died June 
23, 1792, aged 41 years. 

6. Andrew Pepperell, born July 6, 1752. 

7. Charles, born July 6, 1755. 




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Andrew Pepperell Frost, born July 6, 1752; married 
Nov. 7, 1782, Eleanor Slemons, a daughter of Wil- 
liam and Catherine (Porterfield) Slemons of Stroud- 
water. He lived in his father's house, at Stroudwater, 
an account of which is given elsewhere. He was a 
Revolutionary soldier. He enlisted Apr. 21, 1775, in 
Capt. John Brackett's Co. in the Lexington alarm, 
and served five days. He was Sergeant in Capt. 
Jesse Partridge's Co., in Col. John Greaton's Regi- 
ment, from Apr. 1 to Nov. 1, 1778, and was at White 
Plains, New York, in August. He died May 24, 
1805, "about 7 P. M.," aged 52 years and his wife 
died Oct. 6, 1795. "about 7 P. M.," aged 37 years. 
Her epitaph is, 

"Gentle of manners; to her friends sincere. 
A tender mother ; to her childrens' memory dear." 

Children : 

1. Nancy, married June 13, 1799, Capt. Thos. Seal, 
(see portrait). They lived at Capisic. 

2. William, unmarried, died in 1816. 

3. Catherine, married Dec. 15, 1811, John Mahan 
and lived at Stroudwater and Portland. 

4. Eleanor, (see portrait), born , married 
May 25, 1805, Peter T. Clark; lived in Deering. 

5. Andrew Pepperell, died unmarried, in New York. 

6. Joseph, died unmarried, with the Shakers. 

7. Jane, (see portrait), born Aug. 22, 1795, mar- 
ried, Jan. 24, 18 1 8, Capt. Dexter Brewer (see por- 
trait) of Framingham, Mass., and lived in her father's 
and grandfather's house. She died June 30, 1833, 
aged 37 years. He was born Jan. 17, 1795, and died 
Sept. 6, 1850, aged 55 year>>. 


The division of the property of Charles Frost 
amongst his four children, on Feb. 13, 1775, gave to 
Andrew Pepperell Frost, the following real estate. 

200 Acres land in Scarbo., 34 P art °f 
double sawmill 
1 1 Acres land bot. of Elipha Cobb 
30 Acres land in Gorham, adj. Ebenr. 

76 Acres land in Gorham, above Gambo 
70 Acres in Gorham. called the Hour-Glass 

lot 28 0-0 

70 Acres in Gorham, called the Triangle 

lot 28 0-0 

70 Acres in Gorham on the upper plain 18 13-4 

235 Acres & 30 rods of land adj. the road 
from Winslow's Bridge to New Bos- 
ton 156 13-4 
1 Pew in the Stroud water meeting house 14 18-8 











"In the year 1779," says Mr. Chapman, "when prices 
were greatly inflated in consequence of the war with 
England then raging, Andrew Pepperell Frost sold for 
a consideration of £2500 one-fourth of the so-called 
"Bennington Patent," consisting of 800 acres and 
one-fourth of a double sawmill located within the 
bounds of the Patent lot, located on the Nonesuch 
River, in Scarboro, which he had received by the di- 
vision of the estate of his father. As a grantor and 
grantee, he appears on the Cumberland Co. registry 
sixty-three times. His signature also appears which 
is very good, also that of his mother, Joanna, in two 
or three places." 

Capt. Thomas Seal administered on Andrew P. 
Frost's estate. 

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The portrait of Capt. Thomas Seal, reproduced 
in this issue, is an oil painting in minature upon ivory, 
enclosed in a gold oval case about 2*4 inches high 
by 2 inches in width. At the top is a ring on a mov- 
able swivel. The back has a circular opening where, 
no doubt, formerly a case was inserted with a lock 
of hair of the subject of the portrait. The back bears 
the inscription "T. Seal, by T. Hazlehurst, Liverpool, 
1790." This portrait is owned by Mrs. John P. Wales 
of Wilmington, Del. 

The coloring of the minature shows the captain to 
have been at that time a red-cheeked, blue-eyed 
wholesome looking young man, with brown hair. All 
these colors are thrown into brilliant relief by a pale 
blue background, merging into a brownish tinge, near 
the dark brown coat. The waistcoat is adorned with 
alternate red and blue pin stripes on a white back- 

It is stated that as captain of a merchantman, 
Thomas Seal sailed up the Thames to London, visited 
his father, and obtained the Seal coat of arms, the 
original of which Mr. E. C. Jordan now has in his 
possession. The senior Seal was a mariner who had 
returned from Stroudwater to his English home some 
years before. Capt. Thomas Seal died Dec. 3, 1857. 
aged 85 years. Thomas Seal became a protege and 
later the trusted agent of Capt. /John Ouinby of 
Stroudwater, and later sailed his ships. Said an aged 
resident of Stroudwater to me nearly a quarter of a 
century ago "The passion for dancing and gaiety in 
the Seal family amounted almost to a mania and is 
still a very noticeable trait, as it also is and has been 
in the Porterfield and Slemons families." Captain 
Thomas Seal and Captain Jeremiah Bailey were part- 
ners in the lumber business. Captain Seal lived at 
Capisic. The house was burned about 1865. 


The picture of Miss Joanna Frost, reproduced in this 
issue, is the property of Mrs. Eleanor Rolfe Libby. 

Joanna was the daughter of Andrew P. Frost's 
brother Charles, and was born Jan. 7, 1784, died Oct. 
31, 1869. 

The following from a letter from Mr. E. C. Jordan 
to Mrs. J. P. Wales is of interest in this connection : 

"The Charles Frost (third of the name) who set- 
tled in Portland, was associated with Col. Westbrook 
and General Waldo in large land operations. He mar- 
ried a niece named Joanna of Sir William Pepper- 
ell and said Joanna, wife of Charles Frost, is es- 
pecially mentioned in Sir William Pepperell's will, 
as a desired line of descent for a certain part of his per- 
sonal estate, such as portraits, plate, swords, etc. Some 
of the material certainly did come down to Portland 
and our line, noticeably the Lady Pepperell portrait 
by Copley, which cousin Joanna promised to sister 
Lizzie, but which our cousin Sarah Mahan, being more 
experienced and swift inveigled out of cousin Joanna 
for a thin gold watch and then sold the portrait to 
the Brooklyn Art gallery for quite a sum. A part of 
the Pepperell china, said to be from the loot of Louis- 
burg, was distributed by grandmother and cousin 
Joanna. I have the punch bowl and several cups and 
saucers. I recollect one or two in your old home in 
Portland. I have also a Court dress sword, but I do 
not known whether it was Pepperell's or a dress sword 
of the Honorable John Frost. Many other things 
went from grandmother's garret and are scattered or 
lost on collateral lines. 

"The Charles Frost third of Portland was a culti- 
vated man, as indicated by the books that he left. 
Horace Jordan has a complete set of the Tattler 
beautifully bound and with quite a number of wood 
cuts or engravings. The set was printed in London 
in 1730.- I have a number of French and Latin books 

From a painting in the possession of t lie Editor. 


of same period that belonged to him. Charles Frost 
third and fourth were successively the manager of the 
immense landed interest of Westbrook & Waldo, and 
the records of wills and transfers of property were for 
many years in York and Cumberland counties under 
their attest." 

In this connection, however, the following extract 
from an article published by Mrs. Jane E. Quinby, a 
daughter of Jane (Frost) Brewer, in the Deering 
News. March 21st, 1896, is quite different. 

"Aunt Epes as she was called, occupied a room in 
the old brick farm house which still stands, belonging 
to my great uncle, Charles Frost, and where she died. 

"On the periodical visits to the family the younger 
members thereof were allowed to call at aunt Epes's 
room and regale themselves with gazing on the mar- 
velous beauty of the picture of a young girl who stands 
admiring a flower that she holds in her graceful 

"The portrait was more than half length and painted 
by Copley, that celebrated artist of ancient days. I 
regret that in our admiration of the picture we neglect- 
ed to secure the name. It was presumably a representa- 
tion of some far off connection of the family. At 
length it fell to the care of Miss Joanna Frost, who, 
knowing that we all wanted it, solved the difficult v 
by selling it to a New York gentleman, a distant rela- 
tive, for five hundred dollars, and whose walls it prob- 
ably now adorns. She informed us later that with the 
money she purchased a muff and a gold watch and 
chain, luxuries that she had perhaps coveted for years, 
and the transaction was an excellent way out of the 

Perhaps some other members of the family who may 
see these pages will send in what they remember of 
this incident. According to L. B. Chapman's com- 
ments, the division of the personal property of the 
estate of Charles Frost, dated February 13th. 1775, 


shows "One wall piece, valued at £5 5s." Other mem- 
bers of the family have told me that they understand 
this portrait to be in the possession of the Brooklyn 
Public Library. I have received letters, in answer 
to my inquiries, from many of the public institutions 
in Brooklyn, stating that they have no portrait by 
Copley in their possession. 


"On a lovely eminence in the old hamlet of Stroud- 
water, may be seen the ruins of the cellar of an ancient 
house built by one of the early settlers of that place, 
Charles Frost, son of Hon. John Frost, who died at 
his home in Newcastle, N. H. on February 25, 1732," 
said Mrs. J. E. Quinby in an article in the Portland 
Press of Sept. 7, 1895. She continues: 

"The site chosen by him for his dwelling, as well as 
the building, were evidences of his love of the beauti- 
ful. History says little of Madam Frost, except that 
when a widow she kept her gun loaded for the defence 
of her family ; and it is fair to believe that she was 
ready "to put her shoulder to the wheel" in any emer- 

"The gem of the house was the hall, which was fine 
and spacious, being composed on one side of panelling 
from floor to ceiling of the broad finishing boards so 
lavishly used in those early days. A heavy door of the 
same style opened in summer upon a charming land- 
scape of green fields, graceful elms and the tidal Fore 

"A wide staircase with alternate twisted and fluted 
balusters, with square landings, led to the floor above. 
The larger part of the walls above and below were 
of plaster ornamented in after years with restful land- 
scapes by the deft fingers of Charles Codman, one of 
Portland's most genial artists. 

"Mr. Frost, the proprietor of this then considered 
stately mansion, in common with others of his day, 


From a daguerreotype owned by Mrs. M. E. Stillings. 
(See page 11. ) 


owned a few slaves. It is said that one of them, Cato 
Frost, as he was called, was driving his team over the 
frozen river when they broke through the ice. Cato 
could see them floating along under the transparent 
ice and relying on their accustomed obedience, brand- 
ished his goadstick, encouraging them by their names, 
when all at once, probably to Cato's great astonish- 
ment, they disappeared. He could never count be- 
yond three, and in numbering his cows it would be 
one, two three and 'tother one. One of his compeers, 
who rejoiced in the euphonious name of "Grippy," 
expressed his entire satisfaction with the world if he 
could get 'plenty of smelts and water enough to fry 
'em in.' " 

"I was told some years ago," said Mr. Chapman in 
1895, " D y a person who if now alive would be 96 years 
of age, that one Burnham used the house as an inn 
in her girlhood and that she once attended a picnic 
there. And there is a tradition connected with the 
house, that one of the upstairs rooms was haunted ; 
that when it was opened a large black bear would make 
his appearance, and so the room was kept closed. 

"Upon the first valuation book of Westbrook, made 
in 181 5, I find the following, which, probably, applies 
to the place : 

'Joseph Burnham — one house $800; two barns. $80; 
one stable, $60; three outhouses, $60.' ' 

The picture reproduced in this issue is from an 
original sketch in the editor's possession. It is said 
that this picture was made by a traveling pedler, who 
paid with it for his night's lodging in the old house, 
after it had become an inn. 

In the Deering News, in 1896, Mr. Chapman devot- 
ed a good deal of space to this old house. He says Mrs. 
Jane E. Quinby told him that when her father Capt. 
Dexter Brewer went to live in that house in about the 
year 1830, the house had a very ancient appearance 
and it was traditional that the building was then 
nearlv a century in age. There was considerable con- 


troversy as to whether or not Charles Frost built the 
house, and Mr. Chapman says, "It must be admitted 
that Charles Frost was the builder of the original 
great two story edifice with gambrel roof, to which 
Capt. Dexter Brewer added a story, as many of us 
remember it when it was burned, Jan. 30, 1882." 

The editor well remembers this house, differing 
greatly in appearance from the one depicted in the 
sketch. To my youthful eyes, it seemed immense, 
and only part of it, I believe, was in use when I saw 
it in the late seventies. 

The following are further items of information con- 
tributed by Mr. Chapman (speaking of Charles Frost, 
Esq.'s son William) : 

"July 7, 1778, his mother, Joanna, widow, and sister 
Abigail made him an agent to take possession of one- 
sixth part of a sawmill located at Horse Beef Falls, 
a place on Presumpscot river, which sixth was obtained 
by a mortgage to Charles Frost, 1752, by Wm. Knight 
then deceased, also land in the town that was reckoned 
by hundreds of acres. And this record, or the intro- 
duction of it here, brings up the outcome of the law- 
suit between Joanna Frost and Mary (Cloise) Waters, 
that Joanna Frost should pay, by mutual agreement, 
Mary Waters one-twelfth the value of the land without 
the buildings, (the house now supposed to be the 
original part of the late Brewer House) and the court 
appointed William Buckman of Falmouth Foreside, 
Capt. Saml. Skillin, and Lieut. Andrew Libby of 
Scarboro, who, on the 1st of Dec, 176 1, filed the 
award to Mary Waters of £22 18s 4d lawful money, 
who, through Capt. Ebenezer Mayew acknowledged 
its payment." 

In the Portland Press appeared an account of the 
fire : "The great three storied house with its large ell, 
barns and outbuildings, as well as the great elm-trees 
in front of the mansion, were laid flat by the flames. 
The house had lately been sold by Mr. Edward Gould, 



the trader, to Mr. Thomas Quinby of Stroudwater 
for $3,000 but the papers, as we understand Mr. Gould, 
had not passed. About 1830, or thereabouts the house 
became noted as a house of resort by the fashionables 
of the town, similar to the 'Broads' and has gone 
through various changes as a tavern ever since. A 
gentleman remembers going over to Brewer's when 
President Monroe visited Portland and saw the trium- 
phal arches erected under which the President enter- 
ed." The Boston Post editorially added: "The god- 
like Daniel refreshed himself at the Brewer house when 
he was en route to Bangor half a century ago." 

In the Deering News, Sept. 12. 1896, Mr. Chapman 
writes : 

"The covering stones to a well situated about thirty 
feet from the easterly corner of the old Frost-Brewer 
house cellar, opposite Stroudwater village have recent- 
ly fallen in, exposing a well in excellent state of pres- 
ervation, twelve feet deep from the top to the water 
which is only about a foot deep. What makes the 
thing worthy of special mention is the fact that the 
lining to the well is constructed of what are supposed 
to be English-made brick ten inches long, nearly five 
inches wide and two and a half inches thick and 
moulded circular shaped. Charles Frost, Esq., the 
constructor of the original house died Jan. 4, 1756." 


Eleanor Frost, the wife of Andrew Pepperell Frost, 
was the daughter of William Slemons. Her mother 
was Catherine (Porterfield) Slemons, the daughter 
of William Porterfield, of Stroudwater, Me. 

The following is by L. B. Chapman in the Deering 
News, March 17th, 1894: 

"William Porterfield and William Porterfield, Jr. 
appear upon the original list of tax payers of the parish 
of Cape Elizabeth of 1735, the first paying a tax on 
real estate and personal property, while the latter paid 


only a poll tax. Hereabouts the name is now extinct. 
From whence came these persons is a mystery but con- 
jecture places then among the band of Scotch-Irish 
emigrants who landed here some fifteen years anterior 
to the date above given. Their first descendants were 
somewhat peculiar in their inclinations, abounding 
in sociability and mirthfulness." 

Mrs. Jane E. Quinby has spoken to me of Capt. John 
Porterfield, the son of William Porterfield, Jr., as an 
uncle to her mother. This was because Capt. John 
Porterfield married April 25th, 1788, Catherine Slem- 
ons, who was a sister of Eleanor (Slemons) Frost. 


The Slemonses, says Smith and Dean's Journal, 
page 165, were of the Irish immigration which landed 
and spent the winter of 171 7 at Falmouth, now Port- 
land. Several of the immigrants landed and estab- 
lished themselves at Cape Elizabeth near Portland, 
among whom was Robert Slemons. They were a part 
of the tide of Scotch and North of Ireland people 
who emigrated shortly after the religious conflict of 
the Cavaliers and Covenanters. Some of the descend- 
ants, Miss Mary E. Slemons writes me, believe that 
the family arrived here in the form of the traditional 
three brothers, two of whom went west, one to Ohio 
and the other to Pennsylvania. 

Robert Slemons ( 1 ) He first appears upon the pub- 
lic records in 1735 as a tax payer on personal property 
in Cape Elizabeth, as well as tax payer on real estate. 
His dwelling stood in from the present road to Buxton 
from Stroudwater. — ( Chapman) . 

In 1742, he purchased 51 acres of land at Stroud- 
water, upon which was a small house. He left his en- 
tire property to his son William (2), although he had 
a married daughter residing at Biddeford, by the name 
of Elizabeth, who was the second wife of Thomas 
Kilpatrick. The Rev. Thomas Smith in his diarv 



says, "1740, April 30th. I rode to Stroudwater to 
talk with Mr. Slemons, who is offended with my ser- 
mon to the Irish." The annotator explains that this 
was our Robert Slemons. The use of the prefix "Mr." 
indicates the highest standing in the community at that 

William Slemons (2) He came with his father in 
1717 from Ireland and married Catherine Porterfield 
Sept. 16th, 1744. (Falmouth records I., 591). 

William (2) Slemons was a selectman nine years 
between 1718 and 1786. (Smith and Dean's Journal 
p. 467). He was also chosen a selectman March 22d, 
1768 (p. 323). He was delegated to go to Boston to 
represent the interests of the Third Parish at the Gen- 
eral Court in 1772. In the following year, he was 
chosen with another as a Committee to build a new 
meeting house. (History of Cumberland County, 
Me.) In the Alarm List of 1757 for defense against 
the Indians, his name appears. (Mass. Archives, Vol. 

95, P- 450- 

William Slemons' will was dated December 13th, 

1784, and he refers to his wife Catherine, his sons 
Robert, William and Thomas, and his daughters Eliza- 
beth Knight, Martha Tate, Eleanor Frost and Cathe- 
rine Slemons, also his grand-daughter Polly Knight. 
He left to his son Thomas all his movable goods, ex- 
cept the reserve for his wife, and also the farm with 
the buildings and appurtenances, except ten (10) acres. 
Also twelve acres of marsh in Scarboro, and also a 
fourth part of his grist mill at Stroudwater, and an- 
other fourth on the death of the testator's wife and 
also one-third part of a point of land called Ship Yard. 

William (2) and Catherine (Porterfield) Slemons 
had seven children, Robert, William, Thomas. Eliza- 
beth, Eleanor, Martha and Catherine. 

Robert (3) married and was the ancestor of de- 
scendants now living in Stroudwater. 

William (3) married Mary, the daughter of Joseph 
Ouinby, June 14, 1781. 


Thomas (3) lived for five years at the Frost 
house with Andrew Pepperell Frost, as a boarder, 
and died June 8th, 1798, at the age of forty-three. In 
Andrew Pepperell Frost's account book appears the 
following interesting item : "At the funeral of Brother 
Slemons, 2 qts. New Rum; Plate; painting and sheet 
11 shillings." 

Eleanor married Andrew Pepperell Frost. 

Martha married Robert Tate of Stroudwater, "de- 
scendant of Admiral Tate of the Russian Navy." "One 
of their daughters married James Alden of Portland, 
and they were the parents of Admiral Alden of the 
American Navy, and of the wife of T. S. Arthur, 
the author." 

Catherine married Capt. John Porterfield, the grand- 
son of William Porterfield, elsewhere referred to in 
this issue. 


Dr. George Jackson married Joanna Pepperell and 
they were the maternal grand-parents of Andrew Pep- 
perell Frost. I have been unable to get any very spe- 
cific information about Dr. George Jackson, and have 
not traced his ancestry. Savage, II. 529 quotes Farmer 
as saying that George Jackson of Marblehead went 
as surgeon in the wild Canada expedition of Phips 
in 1690 but outlived it, had a wife Mary and brought 
a farm in Scituate in 1702. William Gerrish says "I 
am inclined to think that Dr. George Jackson of Kit- 
tery, who married Joanna Frost, was a son of George 
and Mary Jackson of Marblehead." Dr. J. M. L. 
Willis in "Old Eliot" just published, puts Dr. George 
Jackson as the fourth physician in Kittery in 1724, 
and adds, (speaking of Dr. Jackson) "He appears in 
history as one who with Mr. Cutt and twenty men of 
Kittery, pursued a party of Indians into Penobscot 
Bay. The doctor and Mr. Cutt were dangerously 
wounded, but both recovered." 


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John 1 Brewer 

. Anne ; Sudbury, 1647; 


John 2Brewer mar 
d. Sudburv, 1691. 

Jonathan 3Brewer 

3. 1689, m. Arabella 1717. 


Col. David ^Brewer 
b. 1731, m. Mary Smith. 

Capt. David 5 Brewer 
m. Comfort Wheeler 

Dexter ^Brewer 

Edmund IRice 
b. 1594, m. Tamezen 

Henry 2Rice 
d. Framingham, 1711. 
Elizabeth 3Rice d. 
ab. 1693. 

Philemon l\Vhale 

of Sudbury, d. ab. 1676. 


Elizabeth ^Whale m. 

John iMoore 


Elizabeth 2Moore 
d. Framingham 1705. 

(See Outline Chart on p. 5). 

Andrew Pepperell Frost 

m. Eleanor Slemons 


Jane Frost. 

New England Family History. 


The reception accorded to the first number of this 
periodical was gratifying in the extreme. Many ge- 
nealogical societies and public libraries have subscribed 
to it. Among the families whose history it is proposed 
to take up in immediately succeeding issues are those 
of the earlier generations of Bitsfield, Bray, Cole, 
Cottle, Crosby, Dole, Hazen, Pepperell, Rolfe and Tit- 

I acknowledge with thanks the courtesy of Wm. 
L. Palmer, Esq., of 22 Sacramento Place, Cambridge, 
Mass., the able and brilliant genealogist, for the result 
of his researches concerning the Jackson family. 


As a result of a prolonged investigation of fraternal 
resemblance between children, based on the estimates 
of teachers in British schools, Prof. Karl Pearson three 
years ago decided that the mental and moral characters 
of man were inherited in much the same manner as the 
physical characters, says the Nezv York Sun. "We in- 
herit," he said, "our parents' tempers, our parents' 
conscientiousness, shyness and ability, even as we in- 
herit their stature, forearm and span." Prof. Pear- 
son's conclusions appear to be confirmed by further in- 
vestigation as to the inheritance of ability pursued by 
Mr. Edgar Schuster and Miss Ethel M. Elderton of the 
Francis Galton Laboratory of the University of Lon- 


don. Their material was derived from class lists of the 
University of Oxford and the lists of the famous 
schools of Harrow and Charter House. 


Information is desired as to the names and dates of 
decendants of Russell Starbird ; of John, son of John 
Seal and Abigail (Knight) Seal, and of Henry J., son 
of Dr. Henry Hunt; also of Rev. Wm. H. and Sarah 
(Mahan) Norris. Also of the ancestry of Comfort 
Wheeler who married Capt. David Brewer, Jr., of 
Framingham, Mass. ; of Mary Smith who married Col. 
David Brewer, Sr., of Framingham in 1757; and of 
Arabella, who married Jonathan Brewer of Framing- 
ham, in 1 717. 




The first child of Andrew Pepperell 1 and Eleanor 
Frost was Nancy 2 , born at Westbrook, Maine, Oct. 3, 
1779, married June 13, 1799, Capt. Thomas Seal, b. 
Oct. 12, 1772. (See p. 13. and portrait opp. p. 8.) 
She died June 21, 1861. Their children were: John*, 
b. Mar. 11, 1802, m. Abigail Knight (see Deering 
News Oct. 5, 1895), and had five children: (1) Anne 4 , 
who married Russell Starbird and had two sons Alfred 5 
and Henry 5 , who married respectively Alice and Letty 
Harmon, sisters. (2) John 4 who lives at Lewiston, 
Maine; (3) George 4 who married first Augusta Thayer 
about 1854 and had children, amongst whom were 
George, Jr. 5 , who married and had children; second, 
Louisa Ballard of Stevens Plains, Maine, and had one 
son 5 ; (4) Harriet 4 , who married George Doughty; 
(5) Frank 4 . 

Ellen s , daughter of Capt. Thomas and Nancy 2 
(Frost) Seal was born in Westbrook, Maine. Oct. 24, 

William H. Wood 
(See pp. 24-5) 


1800, and married June 14, 1830, William H. Wood 
(see portrait), (who was born in Charlestown, Mass., 
Sep. 23, 1801), of Portland, and had five children, as 
follows: (1) Ellen M. 4 , born Westbrook Aug. 1, 
1831, died an infant; (2) Ellen M. 4 , born in West- 
brook July 2, 1833, married Jan. 22, 1863, Dr. John 
P. Wales, and now resides in Wilmington, Delaware. 
(Data and portraits of her family will appear in 
succeeding numbers.) (3) Henrietta 4 , born in Port- 
land, Maine, Sept. 20, 1836, died in infancy. (4) 
William Edward 4 , born in Portland Apr. 8, 1839, 
married Kate M. Sykes July 21, 1861, and had one 
child, William Sykes Wood 5 , born in Portland Feb. 22, 
1865 (married, no children). William Edward Wood 
died about 1906 in Portland. (5) Henry Parker 4 , 
born in Portland July 6, 1842, married first, Carrie B. 
Westcott, 1875; second, Kate Fullington Dyer, Nov. 
11, 1885, and had two children, Parker Fullington 
Wood 5 , born at San Rafael, Cal., Aug. 28, 1886, and 
Mildred Goddard Wood 5 , born at San Rafael, Cal., 
Oct. 27, 1888. Ellen (Seal) Wood 3 , died at Water- 
ford, Maine, April 30, 1874; her husband William H. 
Wood, died at Portland, Nov. 25, 1870. 

Ann Seal 3 , b. June 25, 1804, died Apr. 14, 1820. 

Eunice Q. Seal 3 , born Feb, 8, 1808, married Samuel 
D. Jordan of Woodfords, Nov. 7, 1832. She died May 
13, 1863. Samuel Jordan was born June 6, 1805, died 
Dec. 14, 1880. He was a descendant, it is stated au- 
thoritatively, from Rev. Robert Jordan, who lived at 
Cape Elizabeth, Maine, in 1640. Samuel and Eunice 
Q. (Seal) Jordan had many descendants who will be 
mentioned in succeeding numbers of this magazine. 

Mary Jane Seal 3 , b. Mar. 24, 181 1, married Oliver 
Porter, and had one son, Horace 4 . 

Thomas Seal 3 , b. Nov. 11, 1813, died April 7, i860, 

William F. Seal 3 , b. Jan. 20, 18 17. died at Stroud- 
water Jan. 29, 1888, unmarried. 


George F. Seal 3 , b. Sep. 22, 1819, died Oct. 18, 1824. 

William 2 , son of Andrew Pepperell and Eleanor 
Frost, died 1816, unmarried. 

Catherine 2 , daughter of Andrew Pepperell and Elea- 
nor Frost, married Dec. 15, 181 1, John Mahan of 
Portland, later of Stroudwater. It is stated that he 
was the son of Mr. McMahon, schoolmaster of Irish 
descent, whose gravestone is at Stroudwater. John 
and Catherine 2 (Frost) Mahan had two chil- 
dren, of whom ( 1 ) John 3 , after a mercantile career 
with Joseph Day, a relative in Portland, died unmar- 
ried; and (2) Sarah 3 (see p. 14), married 1831, Rev. 
William H. Norris, a Methodist clergyman of great 
ability, and afterwards lived in Hempstead, N. Y. 
Their portraits with that of their son, are reproduced 
in this number. Mr. Norris was born at Orono, Me., 
Oct. 23, 1801, entered the ministry in 1825; and was 
for a time editor of the Methodist periodical of Maine 
(see History of Methodism, p. 438; Norris Family of 
America, p. 38). He died Oct. 19, 1878. 

Further information as to this branch of the family 
will follow. 

Eleanor 2 , (portrait opp. p. 16) daughter of Andrew 
P. 1 and Eleanor Frost, married May 24, 1805, Peter 
T. Clark of Stroudwater, afterwards of Bradley's Cor- 
ner, Maine. Mr. Clark was a tailor by occupation and a 
violinist besides, and had an interesting career. He built 
a two story house on leased land (says Chapman), on 
the northerly side of Congress Street, "opposite the 
school house where the great elm tree may now be seen 
which stood at the southwesterly corner of his dwell- 
ing." Eleanor, his wife, died Oct. 3, 1853. (Deering 
News Apr. 10, 1901.) They had ten children as fol- 
lows : 

(1) Elizabeth Salter Clark 3 , born June 14, 1806, 
married first, Capt. David Stanwood of Portland ; sec- 
ond, Capt. Bennett of Westbrook (information as to 
descendants would be welcome). (2) Eleanor Clark 3 . 


born Oct. i, 1807, died Oct. 10, 1807; (3) Andrew 
Pepperell Clark 3 (see portrait) born Mar. 7, 181 1, 
married June 2^ 1836, Lucy M. Child of Cambridge, 
Mass., had eight children (who will be referred to 
with their descendants later), and died Sept. 6, 1866, 
His wife died Sept. 7, 1859; (4) Jane F. Clark 3 , born 
Feb. 14, 1813, died Feb. 10, 1819; (5) Catherine Ma- 
han Clark 3 , born July 3, 181 5, married Benjamin 
Rolfe of Portland in 1835, had five children (see next 
number), and died Nov. 4, 1880. He died July 5, 
1867, ae. 58; (6) Susan Locke Clark 3 , born Oct. 10, 
18 1 6, married Robert Hooper of Bangor, Me., had 
six children (see next number) and died in Chelsea, 
Mass., Mar. 3, 1902; Robert, her husband, died in 
Portland, Mar. 21, 1861, aged 48 years; (7) Thomas 
Slemons Clark 3 , born May 19, 18 18, married Eliza- 
beth Fessenden of Portland and died, leaving no chil- 
dren, Mar. 22, 1900, in Medford, Mass. ; his wife died 
two days later, aged seventy-five years, four months 
and three days; (8) Charles Henry Clark 3 , born Mar. 
8. 1820, married Elizabeth, daughter of Capt. Jona- 
than Smith of Stroudwater, Me., (p. 28) had six 
children (referred to later), and died Aug., 1882; 
his wife died Dec. 8, 1866; (9) John Mahan Clark 3 , 
born April 16, 1822, went to California in 1849; never 
married; (10) Jane Clark 3 , born July 2, 1824, died 
Oct. 10, 1824. 

Andrew Pepperell Frost Jr. 2 , son of Andrew Pep- 
perell 1 and Eleanor Frost, left Stroudwater about 
1845 f° r New York City, and died suddenly at Flush- 
ing, N. Y., unmarried. (Deering News, Mar. 23, 


Joseph 2 Frost, son of Andrew Pepperell 1 and Elea- 
nor Frost lived and died with the peculiar religious 
community known as the Shakers, unmarried. 

Jane 2 Frost, married Dexter 6 Brewer of Framing- 
ham, Mass. His family line appears pp. 30-4 in this 
issue. (For her portrait see opp. page 14; for his 


portrait see opp. page 4; autograph document, opp. 
page 12.) Dexter and Jane 2 (Frost) Brewer had 
four children, as follows : ( 1 ) Capt. Henry Maitland 3 
Brewer, who married Malvina Dunreath, daughter of 
Hon. Jonathan Smith of Stroudwater. Their descend- 
ants will be mentioned later; (2) Jane Elizabeth 3 , born 
at Dover, N. H., Mar. 22, 1819, died at Portland, 
Mar. 3, 1903 ; married June 21, 1839, Thomas Quinby. 
Further mention of this family will appear in a later is- 
sue. (3) Emmeline S. 3 , married Dr. Henry, son of 
Dr. Jacob Hunt of Stroudwater. She died Mar. 1, 
1907, leaving children and grandchildren, who will be 
mentioned later. (4) Frances E. 3 , born Mar. 23, 
1 83 1, married May 29, 1853, Isaac T. Hobson of Wis- 
casset, Maine, where she died May 22, 1901. Mr. 
Hobson was born July, 1822, and died Nov. 2, 1889. 
The four children and grandchildren will be referred to 
in a later issue. 


(continued from p. 22) 
Chart, p. 5. 

Dr. George Jackson of Marblehead, the father of 
George Jackson of Kittery married Mary Nick, the 
widow of William Nick of Marblehead. Her father 
was Samuel Aborme* of Salem whose will, dated July 
20, 1699, was not admitted to probate. Samuel's 
estate was, however, settled the following year, the 
Essex Co. Probate Records of the transaction re- 
ferring to his daughter "Mary, the wife of Dr. George 
Jackson of Marblehead." 

Mary Jackson's prior husband, William Nick, made 
his will Oct. 15, 1683, and must have died shortly 
after, for it was probated Nov. 30th ensuing. He 
mentions children of his "wife that is now, viz., her 
children Mary Starr, Sarah Starr, Rebecca Starr and 

*See infra. 

Andrew Pepperell Ci.ark 

(See p. 27) 


Hannah Starr." The inference seems to be that Mary 
Aborn had been first married to one Starr then to 
Nick, and finally to Dr. George Jackson, Sr. By all 
husbands she had children, for William Nick's will 
also mentions "my child William Nick and the child 
she now goeth withal" as beneficiaries by way of re- 
mainder in his property after his wife's death, to 
whom he left his residuary estate for life. He made 
his wife Mary executrix and mentions his "father-in- 
law, Samuel Aborn." Thirteen years after William 
Nick's death, Dr. George Jackson and Mary his wife 
made their accounting of her former husband's estate, 
in 1696. 

Dr. George Jackson, Sr. 1 , died about 1724, for his 
will dated Aug. 24, 1722, with a codicil of July 23, 
1723, was probated Apr. 20, 1724. His wife Mary 
was then dead, though she had lived till March 4th, 
1706, as she and Dr. Jackson conveyed property on 
that date (Essex Deeds, 18 f. 226). Dr. Jackson's will 
left his whole estate to his three sons, Bartholomew 2 
the eldest, receiving a double share, Dr. George Jack- 
son, Jr. 2 (of Kittery who married Joanna, daughter 
of William Pepperell, Sr.) and John 2 . 

Dr. Bartholomew 2 Jackson had died by 1757 and in 
that year, administration on his estate was given to his 
widow Jane. His eldest son was George Jackson 3 
who in 1764 was deceased, leaving children Anne 4 , 
George 4 and Mary 4 . Dr. Bartholomew's daughter 
Elizabeth had by that time married one Wormstead, 
and died leaving issue. Dr. Bartholomew's other 
heirs in 1764 were his sons William 3 , Thomas 3 and 
his daughters Anne 3 (married Girdler), and Mary 3 , 
married to Thomas Dolliver. 

In 1760 application was made for a division of the 
estate of Dr. George Jackson 1 , Sr., on account of the 
death of all his sons. As a result, real estate in 
Marblehead of his son Dr. George Jackson 2 , Jr. was 
conveyed to Jeremiah Lee during the following year, 
one-fifth by Dr. Eliphalet Hale of Exeter, N. H.. 


one-fifth by John, George and Sarah Gerrish, a third 
fifth by heirs named Collins, a fourth fifth by Derry 
Pitman and his wife Dorothy, of Durham. (Essex 
Co. Deeds, 124, ff. 87-92). The remaining fifth was 
conveyed on Sept. 24, 1762 by Joanna 3 (Jackson) 
Frost (see p. 10, document opp. p. 6) of Falmouth 
(afterwards Portland, Me.) being her share "set off 
to the heirs of my honored father, George Jackson, 
late of Salem, deceased, as his share of the real es- 
tate of his father George Jackson, late of Marblehead, 
physician" (Essex Co. Deeds, 120, f. 234). 


John Brewer 1 was of Cambridge, Mass. in 1642 and 
of Sudbury in 1647, says Temple's History of Fram- 
ingham. He married first Anne , and 

for a second wife Mary Whitmore, says Savage's 
Genealogical Dictionary. Amongst his children of 
which records exist was 

John Brewer 2 of Sudbury, who married Elizabeth, 
the daughter of Henry Rice and Elizabeth (Moore)* 
Rice. John Brewer was born Oct. 10th, 1642 and 
died Jan. 1, 1691. His wife Elizabeth was born August 
4, 1648 and died about 1693. Her estate amounting 
to £292: 8s. was settled March 12th, 1694. This was 
a large estate for that day and locality. Amongst their 
children were : 

Jonathan Brewer 3 who lived at Framingham on 
the property of late years belonging to Edward Good- 
now, says Temple, covenanted marriage with Arabel- 
la April 17th, 171 7. In the same year, 
he bought of Caleb Bridges and Joseph Buckminister 
62 acres of land and built his dwelling house. His 
farm extended to near the Jonathan Rugg House. He 
died in 1752. The part of Temple's History from 
which this was taken was written in 1887. Savage 
states that Jonathan Brewer 3 was born June 21st, 
1680. Amongst his children was (eighth) : 

*See p. 39. 


David Brewer 4 of Framingham, who was born 
Dec. 24, 1 73 1, was living in Framingham in 1755, in 
Brookford in 1764 and in Palmer in 1775. He was 
Colonel of the Ninth Massachusetts Regiment, which 
was commissioned June 17, 1775, and was stationed at 
Roxbury in the fall of the same year. Col. Brewer 
held the public office of highway surveyor in Brook- 
field, where he resided from 1757-65, and where he 
married (1) Mary Smith* and (2) Elizabeth Smith in 
1763. The following is from Temple's History of 
Palmer, Mass. 

p. 151 : 1757, Last French and Indian War: 

"David Brewer was in Capt. John Chadwick's com- 
pany, Col. John Worthington's regiment." 

p. 170: 1775: 

"The same day, April 24, nine sets of Deating-papers 
were issued to Col. David Brewer, then a resident of 
Palmer. He was a man of military spirit and bear- 
ing, and appears to have had an extended acquaintance 
with men like himself, as is shown by the rapid filling 
up of his prospective regiment. And that he inspired 
confidence in his associates is shown by the fact that 
on June 10 the nine captains united in signing the 
following petition : We the undersigned beg to be in- 
dulged in joining Col. David Brewer's regiment, in 
preference to any other. 

He distributed his beating papers in part to men 
from this immediate neighborhood and in part to men 
from distant towns. These officers recruited their 
respective companies largely from the minute-men 
then present at Cambridge, and were so successful 
that they reported for duty June 10, with nearly full 

"In Provincial Congress, Watertown, June 15, 
l 77S- The committee appointed to consider the claims 
of the several gentlemen who suppose that they have 
just grounds to expect of this honorable congress that 
they should receive commissions appointing them sev- 

* Second wife, says Temple. 


erally to be chief colonels in the Massachusetts army, 
report : Col, David Brewer has levied nine companies, 
amounting inclusive of officers, to 465 men, 307 of 
whom are armed with effective fire-arms, and all ex- 
cept 34 men on the way are now posted at Roxbury, 
Dorchester and Watertown. 

Committee of Safety, Cambridge, 

June 17, 1775. 
These certify the Honorable Congress, that Col. 
David Brewer has satisfied the Committee that there 
are in the nine companies mentioned below near 500 
men : It is therefore recommended to the Congress 
that the said Brewer's regiment be commissioned ac- 

In Congress, June 17, 1775. 
Ordered that commissions be delivered to the sev- 
eral officers within named. 
Field and Staff Officers : 
Col. David Brewer of Palmer, 
Lieut. Col. Rufus Putnam of Brookfield." 
Then follows the list of companies and their of- 
ficers, and the eighth company on the list is as fol- 
lows : 

p. 172. 

"Capt. John Packard of Brookfield ; Lieut. David 
Brewer, Junr. ; Ens. Jona. Allen of Bridgewater. 54 
men, 50 arms." 

P- I73 : 

This regiment — afterwards known as the Ninth 
Massachusetts — had headquarters at Roxbury, and 
was in camp there through the summer and fall. 
Col. Brewer was in command as late as Oct. 18, and 
as his name does not appear in later returns, the in- 
ference is that he died in camp. Very few deaths and 
casualties of the eight months' service are found in 
the records preserved in the State-house." 

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Mrs. Thomas Qiinby 
(Jane E. Brewer) 


His brother Col. Samuel Brewer 4 was Colonel of 
the Twelfth Massachusetts Regiment and took a bril- 
liant part in the Battle of Saratoga Oct. 7 th, 1777. 
They started in pursuit of the British Army and wit- 
nessed the crowning event of that campaign, the sur- 
render of Genl. Burgoyne October 17th. They went 
through the bitter winter in Valley Forge and the 
following year fought at the Battle of Monmouth. 
Col. Samuel Brewer was wounded at Bunker Hill. 

Another brother, Col. Jonathan 4 Brewer of Wal- 
tham was also in the Continental Army and fought at 
Bunker Hill. 

David 5 Brewer, son of David 4 Brewer, lived at Sa- 
lem End, Framingham, Mass. He also bore the mili- 
tary title of Colonel, and Barry, in his history of 
Framingham says, "He was a man greatly esteemed 
by his fellow townsmen. He was a selectman seven 
years and died in Framingham December 17th, 1834, 
aged 83." David Brewer 5 was more often known as 
captain and received a pension from the United States 
for his services in the Revolutionary War, it appearing 
that he served as a private from April 19th, 1775, 
eight months; from December, 1775, two months; in 
Col. Doolittle's Massachusetts Regiment. In June 
1778, he began a further service of six months as cor- 
poral in Capt. Simon Edgell's company of Col. 
Wade's Massachusetts Regiment. In June 1780, he 
commenced a further term of service for twenty 
months having received a commission as captain in 
Col. Abner Perry's Massachusetts Regiment. At 
the date of enlistment he was registered as from Hol- 
liston, Mass. In August, 1832, he applied for a pen- 
sion, giving his residence as Framingham, Mass. and 
states that he was born in Framingham and fought at 
Bunker Hill. (Records of the Interior Department.) 

In 1825, the General Court of Massachusetts ap- 
propriated funds to encourage the survivors of the 
Battle of Bunker Hill to be present at the laying of 
the corner stone of Bunker Hill Monument, at the 


rate of 20c per mile one way. From the pay rolls on 
file in Boston we find that David Brewer of Framing- 
ham received his mileage for this purpose. 

Capt. David Brewer 5 married Comfort Wheeler 
(whose ancestry I have not traced) who was born 
October 29th, 1756 and died March 9th, 1833. They 
had nine children, the names and dates of birth of 
whom appear on the ancient document found amongst 
the private papers of Dexter Brewer, which is repro- 
duced in this issue. 

Dexter 6 Brewer, the sixth son of David 5 and Com- 
fort Brewer, was born in Framingham, Mass., January 
I 7» J 795- He married Jane (born August 22, 1795) 
the daughter of Andrew Pepperell and Eleanor (Slem- 
ons) Frost, June 24th, 18 18, and removed to Dover, 
N. H., where he was living in 1819. (Their portraits 
appeared herein, pp. 12, 14.) In 1821 he moved to 
Stroudwater, Me. Shortly afterwards he went to 
Portland and entered into business with his brother 
David under the firm name of D. & D. Brewer. He 
was, however, unsuccessful in his mercantile career 
and he returned to Stroudwater where he lived until 
his death in the Frost mansion, which had been be- 
queated to his wife by her father (see page 16 and 
illustration at page 11). After the death of his wife 
Jane, which occurred June 30, 1833, Dexter Brewer 
married Mary Ann Cloyes of Framingham, Mass., 
May 2 1st, 1835, by whom he had one child, Josephine 
Brewer who married Mr. Fairbanks of Fitchburg, 
Mass., and who had issue now living. Dexter Brewer 
died Sept. 6, 1850. For his decendents see pages 27-8 
in this number. 



Rice (Welsh) Rhys or Rees. Red (?). A name 
borne nearly eight centuries ago by Rhys ap Tewdwr 
ab Eineon ab Owen ab Howell dha, or, as sometimes 
styled, Rhys am Tewdwr Mawr i. c, Rice, son of 
Tudor, Eineon, son of Owen, son of Howell the Good ; 
or Rice, son of Tudor the Great." (Homer Dixon's 

Edmund 1 Rice was born in 1594, and came to this 
country from Barkhamstead, Hertfordshire, Eng. He 
was twice married. His first wife, Thomasine*, died 
at Sudbury, where she was buried June 18th. 1654. 
His second wife whom he married March 1, 1655, 
was Mercy (Hurd) Brigham, widow of Thomas Brig- 
ham of Cambridge. Edmund Rice had many chil- 
dren, nine of whom were born in England, and the 
others in Sudbury: Henry 2 (born 1616), Edward 2 
(born 1618), Edmund 2 , Thomas 2 , Mary 2 , Lydia 2 
(born 1627) Matthew 2 (born 1629), Daniel 2 (born 
1632), Samuel 2 (born 1634), Joseph 2 (born 1637), 
Benjamin 2 (born 1640), Ruth 2 (born 1659), and Ann 2 
(born 1661). Mr. Rice 1 died May 3rd, 1663, at Marl- 
boro, aged about sixty-nine and was buried at Sud- 
bury. His widow married William Hunt of Marl- 
boro. Mr. Rice was a prominent man in the settle- 
ment. He early owned lands in and out of the town, 
some of which came by grant of the General Court. 
His first dwelling place at Sudbury w r as on the old 
North Street. Sept. 1st, 1642, he sold this place to 
John Moorei, and Sept. 13th of the same year, leased 
the Dunster Farm, which lay just east of Cochituate 
Pond. He bought of the widow Mary Axdell. six 

* Thamezine in the old records. 

JJohn Moore became the father-in-law of Edmund's son Henry 


acres of land and her dwelling house, which were in 
the south part of the town, and some years afterwards 
he bought of Philemon Whale his house and nine 
acres of land near "the spring" and adjacent to the 
Axdell place; and these taken together, in part at 
least, formed the old Rice homestead not far from the 
"Five Paths" (Wayland). This old homestead re- 
mained in the Rice family for generations. Edmund 1 
sold it to Edmund 2 , his son, who passed it to John 3 
and Edmund 3 , and afterwards John transferred his 
share of it to his brother Edmund, by whom it passed 
to others of the family, who occupied it till within the 
last half century. On Sept. 26th, 1647, Mr Rice 
leased the "Glover Farm" for ten years, and April 
8, 1657 he purchased the Jenison farm, which com- 
prised two hundred acres, situated by the town's 
southerly boundary, and between the "Dunster Farm" 
and what is now Weston; and June 24th, 1659, the 
"Dunster Farm" was purchased by Mr. Rice and his 
son. Mr. Rice was one of the substantial men of 
the Sudbury plantation. He was a freeman, May 
13th, 1640, and was one of the committee appointed 
by the Colonial Court Sept. 4th, 1639, to apportion 
land to the inhabitants. He served as selectman from 
1639 to 1644, and was Deputy to the General Court 
several successive years. He was prominent in the 
settlement of Marlboro, Mass., for which he was a 
petitioner in 1656. The Rice family in Sudbury have 
been numerous, and the name has been frequently 
mentioned on the town books. (A. S. Hudson, His- 
tory of Sudbury, Mass., 1889, p. 41-2.) He was 
deacon in 1648. In 1652 he obtained grants within 
the bounds of Framingham, Massachussetts. In 1662 
was empowered to perform marriages. Fie was often 
appointed by the General Court to locate grants, and 
appears conspicuously in the transactions of his time. 
Edmund, Sen., a deposition represents as aged sixty- 
two in 1656 (Marlboro' Records). He was buried 
in Sudbury, 1663. In the same year administration 

Rev. William H. Norris 

W. H. Norris, Jr. 

(See p. 26) 

Mrs. Wm. H. Norris 
(Sarah Mahan) 


was granted to his widow Mercy. (History of Fram- 
ingham, Massachusetts, by William Barry, 1847. A 
further account is to be found in Temple's History of 
Framingham, 1887.) 

Henry 2 Rice, son of Edmund 1 , was born in South 
Britain, and took the oath of fidelity in Sudbury 
July 9, 1645. Fie had a grant from Sudbury about 
1643, in the south part of the town bounds, butting 
east on Mr. Dunster's farm; January 1658, he was 
admitted freeman "for special considerations." In 
1659 he received from his father a deed of land in 
the wilderness at "New Trouble," and about the same 
time, from the same, land south of Cochituate brook, 
confirmed to him by an Indian deed March 10, 1672-3. 
In 1679 his brother Benjamin 2 conveyed to him (liv- 
ing near unto Sudbury) land near his (Henry's) 
dwelling house. He was assigned a house lot on the 
south street of the settlement, adjacent to that of John 
Maynard on the east, and his father Edmund 1 on the 
west. Henry 2 lived very early at what was termed 
Rice's End in Framingham, and the house was given 
to his son Jonathan 3 , in his will. He died in Framing- 
ham, February 10, 1710-1, and being older than his 
brother Edmund 2 could not have been less than ninety- 
three years of age. 

He is noticed in the Boston Newsletter of August 
25. 1712, in connection with his brother as being "both 
men of virtuous lives." His will was proved at Mid- 
dlesex Probate. His wife, Elizabeth, died in Fram- 
ingham, August 3, 1705. His daughter, Elizabeth, 
born August 4, 1648, married John 1 Brewer. (Henry 
Rice married Elizabeth Moore, February 1, 1643/4 
(Barry's Framingham.) 

(For a complete account of Edmund Rice and his 
descendants, see A. H. Ward's Rice Family, Boston, 
1858. Introduction, pp. 1, 2, 3.) 



Many Moores from England, Scotland and Ireland 
came to New England, and among the earlier of these 
settlers was John Moore of Sudbury, the father of 
numerous descendants. These have settled, as a rule, 
in middle and western Massachusetts, though two 
branches have left the State, one to so to Maine and 
one to Connecticut. 

i. John Moore bought a house and land of Ed- 
mund Rice in 1642, in that part of Sudbury which 
afterwards became Wayland. He took the oath of 
fidelity on July 9, 1645. He married in Sudbury, 
Elizabeth, daughter of Philemon Whale, who out- 
lived him. On August 25, 1668, he made his will, 
in which he refers to his "age." He died Jan. 6, 
1673-4, and his will was probated April 7, 1674 (Mid- 
dlesex Co. Probate, 10921). He mentions his sons 
John and others; also his daughters Elizabeth, wife 
of Henry Rice, Mary, wife of Daniel Stone, and Lydia, 
wife of James Cutler. His widow Elizabeth was 
named as Executrix. The inventory of his estate 
showed a valuation of £804 7 :o. She died Dec. 14, 

Children : 

i. John. 

ii. William. In 1664 he bought land in Sud- 
bury of Thomas Beesbeech of Marshfield 
(Middlesex Co. Deeds, Vol. 3, p. 87) and in 
1679 ne s °ld forty-eight acres in four pieces 
to his brother Benjamin (Middlesex Co. 
Deeds, Vol. 10, p. 92). 

iii. Mary, m. (1) Sept. 8, 1661, Richard Ward, 
who was drowned March 31, 1666; m. (2) 
Dea. Daniel Stone. 

iv. Lydia, b. June 24, 1643 ; m. (1) May 3, 1664, 
Samuel Wright, who d. Aug. 21, the same 
year; m. (2) June 15, 1665, James Cutler. 


v. Jacob, b. Apr. 28, 1645. 
vi. Joseph, b. Oct. 31, 1647. 
vii. Benjamin, b. perhaps* Dec. 13, 1648. 
viii. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 10, 1649. 
(E. S. Bolton, in New England Hist, and Gen. Reg- 
ister, Vol. LVIL, July, 1903.) 


1. John Moore. His wife Elizabeth, the daughter 
of Philemon Whale, may have been a second wife, 
since the will of Philemon, made in 1675, mentions the 
"four sonnes of my loving daughter Elizabeth Moore, 
viz., William, Jacob, Joseph and Benjamin." (Mid- 
dlesex Co. Probate, 17259). It may be that Elizabeth 
and John were children of a former wife. Philemon 
Whale was probably the son of Philemon Whale "of 
Chickney, Co. Essex, Clerk," and appeared in Sudbury 
at about the same time as John Moore, that is, about 
1643. There was also a John Moore of Cambridge 
who owned land there as late as 1643, an ^ there has 
been an effort, thus far fruitless, to prove that they 
were identical, but it seems doubtful, since the land 
owned by John Moore of Cambridge has been traced 
to his descendants. It was finally sold, about the 
time of the Revolution, by a Cambridge man, who 
happened at the time to be living in Sudbury, but who 
was not a descendant of John Moore of Sudbury. 

It is not certain where the marriage of John Moore 
and Elizabeth Whale took place, but it seems probable 
that it was not in Sudbury. 

John Moore's will calls John the "eldest son," and 
(viii.) Elizabeth his "eldest daughter," consequently 
she should appear first in the list, as she married eleven 
years before her brother John. There is doubt as to 
whether the year date of her birth was intended to be 
1649; more probably that is the date, long after her 
birth, when it was returned to the Countv Court. She 


was married in 1643, an( ^ John Moore distinctly calls 
Lydia "his youngest daughter." (New England Hist. 
& Gen. Register, LVIII., April, 1904.) 

The writer of the foregoing articles on John Moore, 
Mrs. Charles K. Bolton, wrote to the editor on this 
subject on June 29, 1903, as follows: 

"I am sorry to say that I know nothing of the an- 
cestry of John Moore before he came to Sudbury. 
There was one point which I should like to tell you of. 
Six years before Elizabeth, the daughter of John 
Moore was born, on November 1, 1643 Elizabeth, 
probably the sister of John Moore, married Henry 
Rice. John Moore in his will in 1674, mentions his 
"eldest daughter Elizabeth wife of Henry Rice;" and 
again (p. 302 N. E. Register, July 1903) Elizabeth, 
daughter of Joseph (sic) married Dec. 27, 1716, 
Henry Rice. The number is rather unaccountable, 
and thus far I haven't solved the difficulty." 


(See Chart, p. 5.) 

The first of this name who came from England to 
America was JOSEPH BOLLES, the precise period 
and place of whose arrival I have been unable to as- 
certain. In the year 1640, the earliest date I can find 
associated with his name, he was engaged in trade at 
Winter Harbor, near the mouth of the Saco River in 
the then Province of Maine. (Folsom's History of 
Biddeford and Saco, p. 55.) The records of the 
General Court of Maine for 1640 contain this passage: 
"Joseph Bolles hath presented to the Grand Inquest 
Thos. Heard for being drunk * * * and threat- 
ening him with many violent words to break open his 
store." Mr. Bolles afterwards removed to Wells, 
Maine (p. 58, Id.), where he held the office of Town 
Clerk from 1654 to 1664, during which period his 
dwelling house and the first volume of the town rec- 

Gravestone of Hon. John Frosi 

Newcastle, N II. 

(See p. 8.) 


ords were burned by Indians. (York Co. Reg., XII. . 

259.) The following copy of his family record is from 

his autograph in the Wells town record. 

The ages of Mr. Jos. Bolles was born in Feb. 1608. 

And Mary Bolles his wife in March 1624 

Mary Bolles their daughter born 7 August 1641, * 

I have been led to conjecture that Mrs. Bolles was a 
daughter of Morgan Howell who devised and be- 
queathed to Mrs. Bolles and her children all his es- 
tate and property and appointed her executrix of his 
will, November, 1676 (York Co. Reg., II., 120; IV., 3, 
49). Mr. Bolles died at Wells, Maine, in the fall of 
1678. His whole family survived him, and Mrs. Bolles 
was living in 1684. He was a large land owner. At 
his death his real estate, reduced already by divers 
grants to his children, was appraised at £530. Vari- 
ous circumstances show that he was a man of hio-h 
character and standing, universally respected and 
honored. * * * (Bolles Family in America, by 
John A. Bowles, 1867.) 

Savage says: "Joseph Bowles of Wells in 1640 
went back home to England and returned again in the 
Speedwell in 1656, at which time he was 47 years of 
age, of good moral character. He was alive in 1680, 
when he took the oath of allegiance. His daughter 
Mary married Charles Frost in 1676." 

Of Mr. Bolle's children, Mary, the first-born, 
married Col. Charles Frost of Kittery (see p. 7). Her 
father's will shows that she was married before its date, 
September 18, 1678. She died November n, 1704. 
An inventory of his estate foots up £842 :oi :o6. 

Note. In March, 1663-4 Morgan Howell sues 
Wm. Kendall. The entry in Col. Charles Frost's 
family Bible which says : "Mary, daughter of Joseph 
Bolles, of Wells, third son of Sir John Bolles of 
Scrampton, Baron-Knight," is considered fictitious. 
(From the Bolles Family in America). 


{See page 28) 

Thomas Aborne (Eborne) was a tanner by occupa- 
tion and lived in Salem, Mass. He was admitted as 
a freeman May 14, 1634, and was living at an advanced 
age in 1642. Savage conjectures that it was his son 
who was the 

Samuel 2 Aborne who lived at Salem and was born 
about 1 61 4, may have lived at Lynn about 1640, but 
had a grant of land the year preceding at Salem, and 
there had baptised his children Samuel, Moses and 
Mary on the 6th of August, 1648; Rebecca March 
23, 1 65 1 and Sarah June 15, 1656. He was admitted 
a freeman in 1665 and was living in 1697 at which 
time his son Samuel was surviving. 


Philemon IV hale d. 1676. Probably came from Col- 
chester, Essex Co. Was an early settler at Sudbury, 
where he bought land in 1643. Owned land in vari- 
ous parts of Sudbury. He was a weaver. His wife, 
Elizabeth, died June 20, 1647. He married (2) Nov. 
7, 1649, Sarah, widow of Thomas Cakebread. She 
died in December 1656, and he married (3) Nov. 9, 
1657, Elizabeth, widow of Hugh Griffin, who died 
June 21, 1656. Philemon died Feb. 22, 1676. His 
widow Elizabeth, died Nov. 8, 1688. Whale's bridge 
is still known at Sudbury. (G. O. Bent, "Who Begot 

(See abstract of his will in "Abstracts of Wills in 
the Prerogative Court of Canterbury at Somerset 
House, London, England; Register Soame, 1620," p. 

Elizabeth Whale Daughter of Philemon. Married 
John Moore. She was probably born and married in 
England. Died at Sudbury Dec. 14, 1690. (Bent) 


P. 3. Mary Jane Seal married Oliver (not Horace) 

Mr. Horace Porter gives the dates of birth of 
A. P. Frost's grandchildren in the Seal line. 

P. 22. Robert Tate was brother to the Admiral. "I 
have a package of autograph letters from the admiral 
to his 'Dear Brother Bob,' " says Hon. Andrew Hawes. 

P. 26-7. I am indebted to Mrs. M. E. Stillings for 
the dates pertaining to the family of Peter T. and 
Eleanor (Frost) Clark. 

P. 14. Speaking of the variance in recollection of the 
circumstances surrounding the change of possession 
of the "Frost Portrait," Mr. E. C. Jordan writes: 
"Cousin Joanna (Frost) used to spend months at a 
time at our home, the same as she did at Aunt Ellen's, 
Mrs. Wales' mother. I recollect distinctly the visit of 
Sarah (Mahan) Norris to our house while cousin 
Joanna was there and of Cousin Joanna's return to the 
brick mansion on the Gray road, and I can recall the 
talk in a general way of the fact that the portrait disap- 
peared at that time, and subsequently Cousin Joanna 
came with the gold watch and I recall the muff that 
Mrs. Jane E. Quinby mentions. The portrait was not 
a matter of much concern because no one appreciated 
it at that time except Cousin Sarah who was living in 
New York. 

My father was Charles Frost's most intimate friend 
and was made executor of his will and declined to 
serve and the Judge appointed Thomas Quinby. 
Charles and Joanna were at our house a great deal and 
it was one of the most frequent Sunday drives of my 
father and mother and some of us children in the carry- 
all to the Frost Mansion. The tradition in our family 
was that the portrait was that of Lady Pepperell." 


Mrs. M. E. Stillings writes: 

"Mrs. Sarah Mahan Norris I have good reason to 
believe was a thoroughly good person. At the time 
that portrait was sold I heard a great deal of talk 
about it and believe that Cousin Joanna Frost sold 
it of her own free will, and with part of the money 
bought the gold watch and chain. I was told that 
she gave the watch and chain to a daughter of Mr. 
Henry Brewer. With one hundred dollars of the 
money she received for the portrait she bought a set 
of furs. The furs she left with Emeline Hunt for my 
mother. Before my mother passed away she gave 
the furs to me, and I still have them." 






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Partial List of Contents. 

Number i, July, 1907. 

Outline Chart of Frost and Allied Families. 

The Frost Family. 

The Seal Family. 

The Slemons or Slemmons Family. 

The Jackson Family. 

Illustrations : 

Portraits of Dexter and Jane (Frost) Brewer. 
Fac similes of documents by Joanna (Jackson) Frost, 
Andrew Pepperell Frost and Dexter Brewer. 
Portraits of Capt. Thomas Seal, Mrs. Eleanor (Frost) 
Clark and Miss Joanna Frost. 
The Frost Coat-of-Arms. 
The Frost-Brewer Mansion. 

Number 3. January, 1908 (In preparation) 
The Pepperell Family. 

Portraits of Col. William Pepperell, Sr. and his wife, 
(never before published). 
The Bray Family. 

The Great-Grandchildren of Andrew Pepperell Frost, 
including the families of Wood, Jordan, Clark. Rolfe 
and others. 

The first two generations of the Ouinby and Quimby 
Family in America. 
Many portraits and other illustrations in half-tone. 


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New England Family History. 

(Editorial Comment on p. 77.) 


(Continued from p. 42.) 

Thomas Aborne 1 probably the father of Samuel 2 , 
was a tanner in Salem, and was presented in the Sa- 
lem Court in 1641 for insufficient tanning; he was 
made a freeman May 14, 1634, and was living in 
1642, at an advanced age (Essex Antiquarian, I., 161). 
He was member of the First Church in Salem in 1637 
and before (Id. II., 133). 

Samuel Aborne 2 was an early settler in Salem Vil- 
lage and was born about 161 1. He was admitted 
as a freeman in 1665; and died in the winter of 
1699/70. His will was dated July 20, 1699, and ad- 
ministration thereon was refused, but administration 
on his estate granted Feb. 5, 1699/ 1700. He mar- 
ried Catherine Smith of Marblehead, who survived 
him, and was living in 1701. 

Children: (1) Samuel 3 , born about 1639, eldest 
son, and died about 1721, having married Susannah 
Trask of Salem, Feb. 19, 1663/4 and had two sons, 
Samuel 4 and William 4 , and three daughters, one of 
whom, Susannah 4 , died in 1669 in infancy, Sarah 4 
who married William Coffin, and Susannah 4 , who 
married John Baker. 

(2) Joseph 3 , a husbandman living in Salem in 1704, 

(3) Moses 3 , born 1645/6, and was baptised June 
6, 1648, in the First Church in Salem. 

4 6 

(4) Mary 3 baptised at the same time and place 
as her brother Moses; married Dr. George Jackson 
before 1699 (see p. 28), and was living in Marblehead 
in 1706/7. (Essex Antiquarian, L, 161.) 


(Continued from p. 28.) 

Wales Family. (See p. 25.) Ellen M 4 . Wood, 
daughter of William H. and Ellen 3 (Seal) Wood 
by her marriage (see p. 25) with Dr. John P. Wales, 
had seven children : 

(1) John 5 Wales, born in Portland Dec. n, 1863, 
and died Aug. 24, 1864. 

(2) William Patten 5 Wales, born in Portland Jan. 
4, 1865, and died July 22, 1866, in Wilmington, Dela- 
ware, where the other children were born. 

(3) Eleanor 5 Wales, born Mar. 19, 1867, died Sep. 
15, 1868. 

(4) Isabella Belin 5 Wales, born Nov. 11, 1868; un- 

(5) Leonard Eugene 5 Wales, born April 4, 1870; 
a lawyer; married Feb. 3, 1895, Catherine L., daugh- 
ter of Dr. William R. and Helen K. Garrett ; no chil- 

(6) Elizabeth Bent 5 Wales, born July 20, 1872; 

(7) Joseph Patten 5 Wales, born May 22, 1874; a 
physician; married Jan. 20th, 1892*, Elizabeth, daugh- 
ter of Ferdinand L. and Josephine Russell Gilpin and 
has two children, Josephine Russell Wales, born Oc- 
tober 25th, 1903, and Elizabeth Gilpin 6 Wales, born 
March 17, 1905. 

(♦Data all kindly supplied by Mrs. John P. Wales.) 


Jordan Family. (See p. 25) Eunice Quinby (Seal) 3 
(Nancy [Frost] 2 Sml, Andrew Pepperett Frost 1 ) 
and Samuel D. Jordan had 

(1) Domenicus 4 Jordan, born Aug-. 17, 1833, died 
in infancy. 

(2) Emily F 4 . Jordon, born July 17, 1835, married 
Albion M., son of Aaron Quinby of Saccarappa, 
Maine had no children. "He was the man who walk- 
ed to California." 

(3) Horace M 4 . Jordan, born Dec. 10, 1837, a 
journalist of note, formerly with the "Boston Travel- 
ler." He is now connected with the Library of Con- 
gress in Washington, D. C. Married Virginia Frisbie, 
who died Dec. 31, 1906; no children. 

(4) Jane Elizabeth 4 Jordan, born Jan. 17, 1840, 
married J. W. Thompson of Deering, Maine, has no 
children. They live in Redlands, California. 

(5) Arthur W 4 . Jordan, born Jan. 25, 1842, mar- 
ried Helen A. Warren of Deering, who is now dead. 
Has three sons. 

(6) Henry I 4 . Jordan, born Jan. 31, 1844 was a 
physician and died unmarried in Stillwater, Michigan 
of typhoid fever, Oct. 16, 1870. 

(7) Edward C 4 . Jordan, born Mar. 17, 1846, is a 
civil engineer in Portland. He married first Eliza P., 
daughter of Hon. W. W. Thomas of Portland; she 
died Mar. 4, 1876, they having had one child who 
died in infancy. Mr. Jordan married second Marcia, 
daughter of Bion Bradbury, Esq., of Portland. They 
have no children. 

(8) Isabella F 4 . Jordan, born Aug. 4, 1849, mar- 
ried Frederick W. Sewall, Esq., Cashier of the First 
National Bank at Wiscasset, Maine; have one child, 
Samuel Jordan Sewall. 

4 8 

(9) Son 4 . 

(For the Jordan family, see Jordan Genealogy; 
for the foregoing branch, see Deering News, June 
28, 1899, Sep. 27, 1899; and Everts and Peck's 
History of Cumberland County, Me., p. 388a.) 

Porter Family (see p. 25). Mary Jane Seal 3 , 
(grand daughter of Andrew Pepperell 1 Frost), mar- 
ried Oliver Porter of Waterford, Maine, at West- 
brook, Maine, Dec. 10, 1849. (See portraits). Their 
son, Horace 4 Porter (See portrait) was born April 11, 
1 85 1, and resides at Lakewood, New Jersey. Mary 
Jane (Seal) Porter died Mar. 5, 1861. Oliver Por- 
ter, her husband, was born at Rye, N. H., Mar. 3, 
1802, and died Sept. 19, 1! 

Mahan-N orris Family (see p. 26). Refer- 
ring to statements in the last issue regarding 
the ancestor of the Mahan family, Mr. William H. 
Norris says : "Neither my brother nor myself ever 
heard that Mahan was originally McMahon, or that 
our grandfather Mahan was originally a school teacher 
or that he resided or was buried at Stroudwater, or 
anything corresponding to any one of these particu- 

As a matter of fact, the line is William McMahon 1 , 
John Mahan 2 , Sarah (Mahan) 3 Norris, William H. 4 

William McMahon 1 was in all probability the son 
or grandson of a member of the Irish or Scotch-Irish 
immigration which landed and spent the winter of 
1717 at Falmouth (now Portland). (See page 20.) 
According to Mr. L. B. Chapman, one of the two most 
experienced and famous of the genealogists and histor- 
ians who reside and have always resided in Portland, 
it was Charles Maxfield, of Stroudwater, who departed 
this life some eight or ten years ago, aged over 90 
years, who told him that John Mahan was a son of 
the elderly and respected schoolmaster of Stroudwater ; 


(See pp. 25, 46.) 


(p. 46.) 



and Miss Louisa Titcomb* of Stroudwater told him 
the same thing in the Moses Quinby 8 house there, the 
last time he saw her alive. 

The record on the gravestone of Stroudwater ceme- 
tery is as follows : 

Wm. McMahon, died Dec. 31, 1803 
Ae. 66. 

A recorded allusion to him written in 1852, speaks 
of him as having kept school at Back Cove. He board- 
ed in the family of Maj. James Means and died there. 
Parson Bradley's record of deaths puts the date 
and age the same as on the tombstone. He resided 
in the Capt. John Quinby 5 house at Stroudwater, which 
he later moved to Portland, and which may now be 
seen in a healthy state of preservation at the corner of 
Pine and State Streets. 

John 2 Mahan, according to Parson Bradley's rec- 
ord, was by him married to Catharine 2 Frost, Dec. 
15, 181 1 ; "fee, $4." They had 

(a) John 3 Mahan, son of John and Catherine 
(Frost) 2 Mahan, "died a rather young bachelor, about 
sixty-five years ago" while his sister Sarah and her 
familv were in South America. 

(b) Sarah 3 Mahan married Rev. William H. 6 Nor- 
ris (p. 26; portraits opp. p. 36). Nicholas 1 Norris, 
the immigrant ancestor of this family, had Jonathan 2 , 
who had James 3 , who had Thomas 4 of Epping, N. H., 
married Betsey Carr ; they had Thomas Coffin 5 
Norris who married Eliza Haynes of Gilmanton, 
N. H. They had Thomas 6 , Hiram 6 , Mary 6 and Rev. 
William H 6 . Norris. Sarah Mahan and Rev. Wil- 
liam H. Norris were married at Portland, Sept. 13, 
1 83 1. Their children were : 

*One of the most amiable and intelligent of old 
ladies, who died a year or two ago, and whom the 
editor will always hold in affectionate remembrance. 


(i) William H 4 . Norris 7 , Jr., born at Hallowell, 
Maine, July 24, 1832, married and is a lawyer in Min- 
neapolis, Minn. He has three children: a) Louise 5 
Norris*, born Nov. 9th, 1859, (married Dec. 21st, 
1889 to Alfred D. Rider and has two children, Mari- 
an Rider, born May 13, 1891 and William Norris 6 
Rider, born Nov. 6, 1895) ; °) Georgia 5 Norris 8 , born 
July 7, 1869; unmarried; and c) Harriman 5 Norris 8 , 
born March 9, 1872; unmarried. 

(2) Sarah M 4 . Norris 7 , born at Portland, Nov. 17, 
1834; married about 1873, John Nix of Hempstead, 
Long Island, N. Y., and died childless about 1906. 

(3) John M 4 . Norris 7 , born at Brooklyn, N. Y., 
Aug. 12, 1837, died in infancy. 

(4) John M 4 . Norris 7 , (2nd), born at Brooklyn, 
N. Y., April 13, 1839, died in infancy. 

(5) Mary Elizabeth 4 Norris 7 , born at Montevideo, 
South America, Nov. 10, 1841, died in infancy. 

(6) John Mahan 4 Norris 7 , born at Buenos Ay res, 
South America, May 7, 1844, and has two children, 
a) May Elizabeth 5 Norris 8 , born April 28, 1869, is 
unmarried and lives with her father at 3200 Garfield 
Ave., Minneapolis, Minn.; b) John M 5 . Norris s , Jr., 
born May 6, 1873, was married Aug. 17, 1898 to 
Edythe Cates, and lives at Pinar del Rio. Cuba ; no 

(7) Mary Elizabeth 4 Norris 7 , born August II, 
1846, at Buenos Ay res, South America, and died in 

(The Clark, Rolfe, Hooper, Hobson and B reiver dis- 
cendants of Andrew Pep per ell Frost will follozv.) 

(*For the Norris names and dates I am indebted 
to Wm. H. Norris, Esq. The small figures following 
Christian names represent the gereration from Andrew 
Pepperell 1 Frost; those after the surnames the gen- 
eration from the Norris immigrant ancestor, Nicholas 
Norris 1 .) 


(See Chart, p. 5) 

"The Pepperell Family or those bearing the name, 
had a short-lived career in this country. Its existence 
of a little over seventy-five years, hardly three gen- 
erations, is almost a romance. During that period 
they amassed the largest fortune ever known at that 
time in New England, receiving the greatest honors 
ever conferred on a colonist by the mother-country; 
yet suddenly, by force of circumstances, the whole 
fabric dissolved, and for nearly a century its name, 
honors, wealth and fame held little place in our annals, 
and have been only vaguely known to succeeding gen- 
erations. Sir William Pepperell the second, reared in 
reverence of the crown which his grandfather served 
so loyally, did not espouse the cause of the colonists, 
and with other Tories was forced to fly to England, 
leaving his estates to confiscation, and uprooting the 
name of Pepperell from the land of his birth" (New 
England Magazine XII., 415). 

The Pepperell Arms. 

(See Illustration). 

The original coat of arms of the Pepperell family 
(see illustration in this issue) is described in heraldic 
language as follows : Argent, a chevron gules between 
three pineapples or cones vert, with augmentation of 
a canton of the second, charged with a fleur-de-lys of 
the first. The original coat had no crest, "it being an 
ancient coat, before crests were used." However, Sir 
William, no doubt when he received his baronetcy, 
added, as his book-plate shows, a crest consisting of an 
armed arm, embowed, out of a mural coronet or grasp- 
ing a staff ppr., thereon a flag argent. He also added 
two mottoes, one the punning but ingenious and legiti- 
mate word "Peperi," and the other, "Virtute parta 


costly mirrors and paintings, his sideboards loaded 
with silver, his cellar filled with choice wines, his park 
stocked with deer, a retinue of servants, a splendid 
barge with a black crew dressed in uniform, and all 
maintained in Baronial style.' All that remains of 
this is a part of the house and his tomb. The sea view 
is as beautiful as then, but all else is sadly changed. 

"Two rooms of the house and the large entry retain 
the original finish. All the rest has been altered. The 
entry has an arched window at the head of the stairs, 
with figures of cherubs painted in the spondrells of 
the arch and there is the same long and easy stair case 
all old houses have. At the foot lies a French 32 
pound cannon shot, from Louisburg. Here lived and 
died the hero of that conquest." 

Hon. William Pepper ell, Sr. 

William Pepperell, the first of the name to come to 
America, was born at Tavistock, a parish near Ply- 
mouth, England, about 1646. His means were small, 
and he early became interested in fisheries, working 
as an apprentice on a fishing schooner off the New- 
foundland banks, for a part at least of one season. 
From this small beginning he had in a few years at- 
tained ownership of so large a fleet that he sometimes 
had a fleet of over a hundred (some authorities say 
three hundred) ships on the Grand Banks, not in- 
cluding those engaged in foreign trade. 

Mr. Pepperell settled, at the age of twenty-two, on 
the Isle of Shoals (near Portsmouth, New Hamp- 
shire, today), where he formed a partnership with 
Mr. Gibbons of Topsham, England, but removed to 
Kittery, Maine, having bought out his partner, where 
he built many ships, joining with John Bray, the 
pioneer in that art at Kittery. After a courtship of 
three years, he married Mr. Bray's daughter Margery, 
then nineteen years of age. The storv sroes that Mr. 


Bray disapproved the match on account of PepperelFs 
slender means, but the latter's success with his first 
ship, which he sent on a voyage to Spain, was such 
that Mr. Bray's opposition gave way. Mr. Bray gave 
the young couple the tract on which stands the Pep- 
perell Mansion to this day. 

Col. William Pepperell owned a brigantime amongst 
his fleet named the William and Andrew for his two 
sons and early in the eighteenth century made two 
voyages across the Atlantic as Captain. A bill of 
lading of one such voyage to Rotterdam, dated Feb. 
28, 1705, is set forth in the N. E. H. and G. Register, 
Vol XIX., p. 141. 

Mr. Pepperell's business prospered and his mercan- 
tile dealings with England and the West Indies as- 
sumed large dimensions, so that when his son (after- 
wards Sir William) reached his majority, the elder 
Pepperell took him into partnership in his business of 
shipping lumber and in the fisheries, under the style 
of Pepperell & Son. 

William Pepperell, Sr., became Justice of the Peace 
in 1690 and held that office for thirty-five years. He 
was appointed Judge of the Court of Common Pleas 
in 17 15 and served on the bench many years, his son 
William serving as clerk. 

At the formation of the Congregational church he 
was one of the original members and remained one of 
its firm and able supporters throughout his life. 

William Pepperell, Sr., commanded the garrison at 
Fort Pepperell, Kittery Point, at a period when Indian 
hostilities prevailed, and bore the rank of Captain. In 
the Militia he held the same rank, and before his death 
had risen to the rank of Lieut-Colonel. 

He was buried in the family tomb at Kittery (see 
illustration), the inscription on which is as follows: 

"Here lyes the body of The Honorable William 
Peperel, Esq., who departed this life the 15th of Feb- 
ruary Anno Domini 1733, in the 87th year of his 
age, with the remains of great part of his family." 


Madame Margery Pepperell died April 24, 1741, 
surviving her husband seven years. She is spoken of 
through the whole course of her life as "exemplary for 
unaffected piety and amiable virtue — especially her 
charity, her courteous affability, her prudence, meek- 
ness, patience, and unweariedness in well-doing." 
("Mothers of Maine" by Mrs. Helen Coffin Beede.) 

Mr. Pepperell had two sons and six daughters. 
Three of them became related by marriage to the 
Frost Family. His children were as follows : ( 1 ) 
Andrew Pepperell 2 born July, 1681, died 1713, mar- 
ried 1707 Jane, the daughter of Robert. Eliot of New 
Castle, N. H. They had two daughters, Sarah 3 , mar- 
ried Charles Frost 4 (son of Charles 3 Frost, grandson 
of Charles 2 Frost and Mary (Bolles) Frost (p. 7) ; 
Margery 3 , married Capt. William Wentworth. 

Andrew 2 Pepperell's widow, Jane, married Charles 6 
Frost, father-in-law of her daughter Sarah (p. 8). 

(2) Mary 2 Pepperell, b. Sept. 5, 1685, at Kittery 
(p. 8), married Hon. John 2 Frost (p. 8). Their son, 
Charles 3 Frost, married his cousin Joanna 3 , daughter 
of Dr. George 2 Jackson (p. 22) and his wife, Joanna 2 
(Pepperell) Jackson (Chart, p. 5). 

(3) Margery 2 Pepperell, b. 1689, m. 1st Peletiah 
Whitmore, 2d, Elihu Gunnison, Judge of the Court 
of Common Pleas. She had four children by her first 

(4) Joanna 2 Pepperell (see above) m. Dr. George 2 

(5) Miriam 2 Pepperell, b. Sep. 3, 1694, m. Andrew 
Tyler of Boston and had five children. 

(6) William 2 Pepperell, the Baronet. 

(7) Dorothy 2 Pepperell, b. July 23, 1698, m. 1st, 
Andrew Watkins and had two sons ; 2nd, Hon. Joseph 

(8) Jane 2 Pepperell, m. 1st, Benj. Clark of Kings- 
ton and had two children ; 2nd, William Tyler ; 3d, 
Ebenezer Terrill of Medford, Mass. 

Sir William 2 Peppcrcll, Baronet. 

Sir William 2 Pepperell, son of Hon. William Pep- 
perell and Margery (Bray) Pepperell was born at 
Kittery, Maine, June 27, 1696. He was a merchant 
of "great skill, energy and affluence." In 1730 he was 
appointed Chief Justice of the Common Pleas Court; 
was representative in 1726, of the Council in 1727, 
and so continued for thirty-two years. He succeeded 
his father as Colonel of the Maine Regiment, and 
commanded the British or Colonial land forces against 
Louisburg in 1745, and for his success he was created 
a baronet by the King. He married in 1723 Mary, 
the daughter of Grove Hirst and granddaughter of 
Chief Justice Sewall. He died July 6, 1759, aged 63 
years. His widow, Lady Pepperell, died Nov. 26, 


Sir William 2 's children were ( 1 ) Elizabeth 3 Pep- 
perell, born Dec. 29, 1723; (2) Andrew 3 Pepperell, 
born Jan. 4, 1726, graduated from Harvard College 
in 1743 and died unmarried Mar. 1, 1751; (3) Wil- 
liam 3 Pepperell, born May 26, 1729 and lived but a 
few months; (4) Margery, born Sept. 4. 1732, and 
died in infancy. 

As ( 1 ) Elizabeth 3 was the only one of Sir Wil- 
liam's children who had issue, and he himself survived 
both of his sons, the title would have become extinct 
if the King had not revived in it favor of her son 
William Sparhawk (thereafter Sir William Pepperell) 
Sir William's grandson, in 1774. Sir William the 
second baronet, had graduated from Harvard Col- 
lege in 1766 and was the son of Hon. Nathaniel Spar- 
hawk of Portsmouth who had married Elizabeth 3 
Pepperell May 1, or June 10, 1742. The second 
baronet's property was taken by the patriots in the 
Revolutionary War, and Savage's Genealogical Dic- 
tionary from which these dates are taken says: "The 
revolution of 1775 was not honored by the confisca- 

CWI&&C W^'i • ~ : 


tion of his property, nor am I aware of the amount of 
the patriotic plunder, or the benefit enjoyed by par- 
takers. Like most of the other adherents of the crown 
from New England, of whom the number was not 
large, he showed a great affection for the land of his 
birth, and bestowed attention when in his power, on 
prisoners who fought against his cause, and in later 
years, on travellers from the home of his love." 

Sir William 4 the second, who had assumed the name 
and arms of Pepperell, died childless Dec. 17, 1816, 
and the baronetcy and the name again became extinct. 

He had married Elizabeth, daughter of Hon. Isaac 
Royal of His Majesty's Counsel in Massachusetts. His 
only son William 5 died in 1809. Sir William 4 had three 
daughters, Mary whose descendants of the families of 
Hutton, Moreton, Walford and Hudson, including the 
present holder of the baronetey of that name, and also 
of the Palmer baronetcy, are numerous. (Register, 
vol. 20, pp. 1-6.) 

"The descendants in England of Sir William Pep- 
perell the second baronet comprise probably a hun- 
dred (in 1866), holding the highest social position, 
including dignitaries in Church and State, Baronets, 
Presidents of Colleges, Doctors of Divinity and 
Bishops, and others of exalted rank, perhaps more 
numerous than can be found in any one family in the 
British realms." (Hon. Usher Parsons in Register, 
vol. 20, p. 6.) 

Many Pepperell manuscripts which were forty years 
ago in the possession of J. Wingate Thornton, A. M., 
were transcribed in the N. E. Hist. -Gen. Register, 
Vol. XIX. The following is part of a letter from 
Sir William to Silas Hooper in England, dated, 
Piscataqua in N. England, Dec. 6th, 1737. 

"I must ask another favor of you, to procure for 
me and send a handsome marble tomb Stone, to put 
over my dec d Father's Tombe, with proper marble 
pillers or supporters to Set it on. I would have his 


Coat of Arms Cutt on it, wch is three pine apples 
proper, but you will find it in y e Herald's office, it 
being an Ancient Arms, and I would have y e follow- 
ing Inscription Engraved on y e Stone." (Here fol- 
lows the inscription as given herein, p. 54). In the 
same letter Sir William asks to have sent, "a peace of 
floward Calliminco suitable to make my Mother a 
wintr Gound, and another peace suteable to make my 
wife a Gound ; * * * and a handsome Rockolet for 
my daughtr, of about 15 years old or what 
is y e most Newest Fashion for one of her age to ware 
at meeting in y c wint r Season, and a gold Lase for a 
hate and botten for my Selfe, and a Lase for y e knees 
of a p r of briches. Inclosed you have two measures 
for women's shoes. Pray send One pr of silk womens 
shoose for Each measure and Clogs." 

Bibliographical References and Authorities: 

"Life of Sir William Pepperell." by Hon. Usher Par- 
sons; "Lieut-Gen. Sir William Pepperell, Bart.," by 
Daniel Rollins, Granite Monthly, Sept. 1886; "A His- 
toric Visit to York and Kittery," by Wm. Goold, 
Portland Press, Sept. 17, 1870; "Sir William Pep- 
perell," by Noah Brooks (D. Appleton & Co.) ; His- 
tory of York Co., Maine, pp. 276, 285, 288; Leighton 
Genealogy, by T. F. Jordan, pp. 98, 117, 118; 21 
Essex Inst. Coll., pp. 161-176, N. E. H. and G. Regis- 

The Portraits of Hon. William and Margery (Bray) 

The photographic copies of the oil paintings of 
Hon. William 1 Pepperell, Senior, and his wife, Mar- 
gery (Bray) Pepperell, reproduced herewith, came 
by descent into the possession of Melicent Jarvis 
of 108 Mt. Vernon Street, Boston, Mass. The 


portraits were given by her prior to 1900 to her cousin, 
Frances G., the wife of Admiral Belknap, of 1055 
Beacon Street, Boston, "for the reason," as she wrote 
the editor at the time, "that she has descendants and I 
have none." 

The portraits are said to be the work of Smybert, 
the teacher of Copley. 

The coloring of the Honorable William's portrait 
is rich and dark. The eyes are dark and the com- 
plexion ruddy. He wears a brown wig and white 
neck-cloth. His gown is of black cloth, with reddish 
brown facings. 

Mrs. Pepperell is shown with light brown hair and 
dark eyes. She wears a white embroidered muslin 
stomacher and a dark brown dress. The portraits bear 
no inscription. 


John Bray came to Piscataqua from Plymouth, 
England, about 1660 and brought his family with 
him, including his daughter Margery, one year old, 
and his wife Joan (Maine Hist, and Gen. Recorder, 
III., 253; History of York Co., 284). He settled at 
Kittery and created an important and successful ship 
building business, and became a large land owner. 
Amongst his interests was the keeping of an inn in 
1674, says Savage, in his Genealogical Dictionary; on 
the same authority, Mr. Bray moved "during the 
war" to Gloucester, and, perhaps there, married Nov. 
10, 1679, Margery Lambert. 

Among those recorded as receiving grants of land 
for "home-lots" within the ancient town of Kittery 
from the Selectmen in 1670 is John Bray. 

His daughter Margery married Hon. William 1 Pep- 

The name of Bray is from a Cornish noun meaning 
cliff or hill. 


The Bray Mansion. 

The home of John Bray at Kittery is still standing 
and has frequently been the subject of sketches both 
in line and word. A writer in the New England 
Magazine a few years ago said: 

"The main portion of the old Bray house is in ex- 
istence, perhaps as interesting a structure as any left 
over from the seventeenth century. Built in 1640, its 
massive timbers are polished with age, and the sunny 
parlor with its many windowed recesses and wide 
fireplace does not lose in interest as the scene of the 
marriage of William Pepperell and Marjory Bray, one 
hundred and eighty years ago. 

"On a broad wooden panel over the fireplace is a 
crude painting of the city of Louisburg and plan of the 
seige. Having no artistic merit in itself, it has an in- 
terest as a relic of the period. The Bray house, con- 
sidered old even then, was occupied at the time of Sir 
William's famous campaign by Capt. Deering, his 
cousin, also a grandson of the old shipbuilder. As he 
served in front of Louisburg, this rough sketch was 
no doubt the work of his own hand." 

Another writer much earlier said of the house in 

"It is in an admirable state of preservation; the 
rooms are wainscotted and the old beanfait stands in 
the corner. Over the fireplace in the west room is 
quite a large lanscape, painted directly upon the 
wood." (Brunswick, Me., Telegraph, Sept. 16, 1870.) 

The old house was an inn in 1674, says Savage, 
kept by John Bray himself; and Edward Whitefield in 
the fourth volume of his "Homes of Our Forefathers," 
says : "This is a very fine old house, built by John 
Bray in 1660. His daughter Margery was mother 
of Sir William Pepperell of Louisburg fame. Another 
daughter married an Underhill, who for many years 


(See p. 25.) 


kept this as a tavern. During the Revolutionary war 
it was used as a barracks for soldiers. It has been 
well preserved." 

The work just cited contains a charming watercolor 
of the mansion, a sketch of which is reproduced in this 
issue. Another picture of it appeared in the New 
England Magazine some years ago and a third picture 
in the Boston Sunday Herald, Sept. 19, 1897. 

William Goold in 1870 said of it: "There is noth- 
ing remarkable about the house but a landscape over 
the parlor mantel, painted in oil on the panel. The 
outside of the house must have been newly covered 
since it was built. There is nothing in its outside ap- 
pearance to indicate its great age. On the adjoining 
lot is the original Pepperell mansion." 


Robert 1 Quinby of Salisbury, the ancestor of most 
Quinby families of New England and of Michigan 
and other mid-western states as well as of Liverpool, 
England, is said by various writers to have come from 
Norfolk, England, ("after leaving France") and from 
North Castle, England. There is extant much of data 
and record in England, centuries back, of Quinbys, 
the given names those characteristic of the American 
family ; and there are at least three properly established 
coats-of-arms. The connection between those interest- 
ing memorials and the American families is to be dis- 
cussed later. There was another Quinby who landed 
in America about the time Robert got to Massa- 
chusetts, and from him are sprung the New Jersey, 
Westchester Co., (N. Y.), Virginia and Pennsylvania 

The first mention of Robert Quinby on the records 

of old Norfolk County is in 1658, when he bought 

for £16 a house and ten acres of land in Salisbury, 

west side of Pawwaus River, bounded by land of 

William Sargent, a lane, street and highway, Feb. 28, 


1658. The deed was acknowledged 10; 2 mo.: 1660 
(i. e., April 10, 1660). (Essex Antiquarian, III., 10.) 
(See page 65 for the deed in full.) William Osgood, 
a millwright, who had recently become Robert Ouin- 
by's father-in-law, went on the latter's bond to pay the 
purchase price. Robert Quinby was even then a ship- 
builder, a calling followed by many of his descend- 
ants, including his great-grandson Joseph 4 of Stroud- 
water. This house was for a home for Robert and 
his wife Elizabeth (History of Amesbury, by J. Mer- 
rill, 1880, p. 61). There they lived and died and had 
their eight children, except the first of them, Lydia. 

The following year, 1659, an allotment of lands 
took place and Robert Quinby drew No. 19. 

The next year he was admitted a townsman ("10 
mo., 10 day"). 

Robert's name appears in 1659 as one °f the seventy- 
six on the "Country Rate" of Salisbury. As one of 
the owners of common land in Amesbury in 1667/8 he 
drew certain lots Feb. 18 of that year. 

A further grant of land was made in 1666 to Robert 
Quinby among others, and at the incorporation of the 
then town of New Salisbury (afterwards Amesbury) 
in that year, Robert Quinby was one of the thirty-six 

Many years later Philip 3 Quinby of Amesbury sold 
twenty acres of land in the Peek division of Amesbury 
"being part of the eleventh lott in no. in said Division, 
appertaining origanally to the right of my Hond. 
Grand Father Robart Quinby late of said Almsbury, 
deceased" (Deeds, Essex Co., B. 109, 1. 127, Dec. 6, 

Another grandson, Joseph 3 , sold his share also on 
Nov. 13, 1722 (rec. Sep. 28, 1727), fifteen acres, 
"the southeasterly half of the twenty-second lot of the 
third division beyond the pond originally the lott of 
Robert Quinbe of Almsbury deceased" (Essex Co. 
Deeds, B. 49 1. 228). 


At a general meeting in 1667 to arrange the seating 
in the new church, Robert Quinby was "to set in the 
3 seat in the norwest side in the metten house." 

Robert Quinby and his wife Elizabeth were living 
in the most stirring times that part of New England 
has ever known and took a very active part in those 
events. As will be seen later, the witchcraft trials 
summoned Elizabeth's father and mother as witnesses ; 
her father and mother also had the notorious Indian 
Symon living with them, who subsequently wounded 
the daughter of his hosts, Elizabeth Quinby herself 
and killed her husband Robert Quinby in the Ames- 
bury massacre of July 7, 1677 (Merrill's Amesbury, p. 
105; Drake's Indian Biography; Chase's History of 
Haverhill, p. 126). 

A letter written at Amesbury 9:5 mo: 1677 by 
Lieut. Philip Challis of Ipswich concerning Symon 
the Indian, Mrs Quimby and others was printed in 
Mass., Archives, vol. 67, p. 142. [I hope to publish 
it later, with data concerning the Indian massacre 
above referred to. Editor.] 

Robert's widow Elizabeth was appointed adminis- 
tratrix on his estate Oct. 9, 1677, and afterwards, 
Sept. 26, 1694, their son Robert 2 Quinby was appoint- 
ed administrator of the estate of both his parents 
and the estate was divided in 1700. 

The eight children of Robert 1 and Elizabeth (Os- 
good) Quinby were: 

(1) Lydia 2 Quinby, born Jan. 22, 1657/8 at Salis- 
bury; married Apr. 10, 1674 (Savage) William 
Holdridge son of William and Isabella Holdridge of 
Haverhill (Hoyt, I., 203). 

(2) William 2 Quinby, born in Salisbury, June 11, 
1660. He was killed by the Indians and his next 
eldest brother administered on his estate Sep. 26, 

1694. He married Sarah — , and had two 

children, Elizabeth 3 Quinby, born Mar. 6, 1689 and 
William 3 Quinby, born Oct. 8, 1693, married Hannah, 

daughter of Joseph and Mary (Jewell) Barnard. 

6 4 

(3) Robert 2 Quinby, married Mary and 

had three sons and three daughters. Robertas estate 
was administered June 6, 171 5 and divided December, 

(4) ' John 2 Quinby, born in Salisbury, Sept. 7, 
1665; married Mary, daughter of Thomas Mudgett 
and Sarah (Clement) widow of Abraham 1 Morrill 
Mary (Mudgett) Quimby died in Salisbury Aug. 17, 
1 7 10. They had eight sons and one daughter. 

(5) Thomas 2 Quinby, born in Salisbury, Feb. 8, 
1667/8; was living in 1700, and was dead in 1722. 

(6) Elizabeth 2 Quinby born in Salisbury Oct. 17, 
1670 (Amesbury Records, old Norfolk County, at 
Salisbury). Probably died young (Hoyt, p. 295). 

(7) Philip 2 Quinby, born Mar. 1, 1672/3 (id.). 
Living in 1700. 

(8) Joseph 2 Quinby, born Mar. 5, 1675/6 (id.). 
He married about 1700, Elizabeth, daughter of Sam- 
uel and Elizabeth (Jones) Getchell. It is of interest 
to note that Samuel Getchell had been an apprentice 
of the above mentioned Thomas Mudgett as a ship- 
wright in 1678. Joseph 2 and Elizabeth Quinby had 
three daughters and one son, all born in Amesbury, 
as follows: Dorothy 3 Quimby, born Dec. 7, 1700, in- 
tention of marriage, Mar. 13, 172^4, married 
June 16, 1724, Joseph Eastman; Philip 3 Quinby, 
born Nov. 18, 1703, married Dec. 29, 1729, Anne, 
daughter of Jonathan and Hannah (Jameson) Blais- 
dell; Katherine 3 Qninby, born June 30, 1706, married 
Josiah Barrett and they were living in 1740 in Hard- 
wick, Mass.; Eleanor 3 Quinby, born July 15, 1708, 
married John Davis, and both were living in Brook- 
field, Mass., in 1737. 

(To be continued.) 


(See pp. 25, 48) 


First Qitinby Record. 

Norfolk Records. Book i, L. 106. 

Ent. & Recorded ye 15 day of the 4th Mo. 1660. 

TO ALL CHRISTIAN people to whom these pres- 
ents shall come Know Yea, that I, Rodger Eastman 
of the towne of Salisbury in the County of Norfolk, 
Maschusetts in New England house carpenter for 
divers good and lawfull consideracons mee thereunto 
moveing, but especially in consideracon of sixteen 
pounds sterling by an obligation or bonde under the 
hands and seals of William Osgood of ye towne afore- 
said Millwrite and Robert Quenby of ye same towne 
ship carpenter to mee the said Rodger Eastman in 
hand att and before the sealing & delivering of these 
presents bareing even date with these presents and 
payable according to ye tenure therof have given 
granted alienated bargained sold enfoefed and con- 
firmed and by these presents doe fully, clearly, and 
absolutely give, grant, alienate, bargain, sell, enfoefee, 
and confirm unto the said Robert Quenby one mes- 
suage or dwelling house with certaine upland there- 
unto adioyning apperteining and belonging the same 
house and land now cituate lying & being within the 
bounds of the township of Salisbury aforesaid uppon 
ye west side of ye Pawwares River the said land con- 
teining by estimacon tenn acres more or less lyng 
with the Northermost side uppon the land of William 
Sargent and with the Southermost side uppon ye lane 
leading into the Common ; the Estermost end butting 
uppon the street; and the westermost end butting 
uppon the highway leading between the two divisions 
of planting lotts. TO HAVE & TO HOLD the said 
Messuage or dwelling house and and planting ground 
with all the fenceing wood and tymber growing lying 
or being thereuppon with all other rights privilidges & 
appurtenances in any manner or wayes therunto ap- 
perteining or belonging unto the said Robert Quenby 


his heires and assignes to the only propper use and 
behoofe of ye said Robert Quenby his heiers and as- 
signes forever, And the said Rodger Eastman for 
himselfe his heirs, executors and assigns doth cove- 
nant and promise to, and with said Robert Quenby his 
heires and assigns, that the said bargained prmisses 
with every part and parcell thereof is free and cleare 
and freely and clearly acquitted exonerated, discharged 
from all and all manner of former, and other guifts, 
grants, bargaines, sales leases, morgages, joynters, 
dowers title of dower extents judgments, execucons, 
entayles, rents, and arrearages, of rents forfeitures, 
fines amerciamts and off and from all other titles, 
trobles, charges, demands and incumbrances whatso- 
ever, had, made comitted suffered, omitted or done by 
the said Rodger Eastman his heires and assignes, or 
by any person, or psons whatsoever lawfully claym- 
ing for by or under him the said Rodger Eastman his 
heires or assignes forever, And herby doe and shall 
from time to time and att all tymes, warrantize and 
maintaine the said bargained premises and every part 
and parcell thereof against all manner of persons what- 
soever, haveing clayming, or pretending to have any 
right, title or interest, into ye bargained premises or 
any part or parcell thereof; And to doe or cause to bee 
done, whatsoever farther act, or acts are by the lawes, 
of this Jurisdicon required to bee acted and done for 
the farther assuerance and firme confirmacon of ye 
bargained prmisses and ever part and parcell thereof: 

IN WITNESSE WHEREOF I the said Rodger 
Eastman have hereunto sett by hand and seale this 
28th of Ffebruary one thousand six hundred fifty eight. 
Signed, sealed & Dd. and 

possession given in ye presence of 

Tho. Bradbury 

Josiah Peirce 

Jno. Cutt 


The X mark of Rodger Eastman wth a seale to itt. 
This bill of sale was acknowledged by Rodger East- 
man, to bee his act & deed & his wiffe Sarah consent- 
ed thereunto surrendring np hir right of dowrie before 
ye Court held at Salisbury ye ioth. of the 2d. Mo. 

As attests 


Administration, Estate of Robert Quinby. 

[In envelope 23160 Quenby, Robart and Elizabeth 
(wife of Robert) 1677, Paper No. 1 Amesbury Rec- 

Inventory estate of Robert Quinbe deed. 

Total £ sh. d. 
1 14 08 00 

2-j Aug. 1677. 


Upon request of Elizabeth Quenby 
Letters Administration granted to 
Robert Quenby Estate by Court at 
Hampton 9th, 8th mo. 

Elizabeth Quenby gave oath to truth of this In- 
ventory and if more appear to present to next court at 
Salisbury and to attend order of court about disposall 
of sd estate. 



[Paper 2.] 

Know all men by these Presents that we Robert 
Quinbe of Amsbry as P'Ciple & Jarvis Ring Salsberry 
and Thomas Currier of Amsbery as surety in Essex 
County husbandmen, Province Mass. Bay holden & 
firmly bound Bartho Gedney in sum two hundred 
pounds to be pd to Bartholmew Gedney Esq. in Office 
Judge Probate Wills & granting letters of adminis- 
tration To payment we bind ourselves heirs etc. by 
these presents Sealed with our Seals 26 day Sept. 1694. 
Condition is such that if Robert Quinbee, administra- 
tor of goods etc. of Robert Quinbee father father of 
above sd Robert, & Elizabeth Quinbe mother of ye 
above sd. Robert in County afsd. deed, intestate do 
make an inventory of Goods, etc. sd. deed, which shall 
come to knowledge of administrator, or persons for 
him, same do exhibit to Registers of sd County at 
or before 1st Tuesday Jan. next and Goods etc which 
at time after comes into possession of administrator or 
any person for him, do administer according to law 
& make account of administration at or before 1st 
Tuesday of January 1695 and all residue remaining 
on administration's account exam. & allowed by Judge 
Probate Wills, shall deliver and pay to such persons 
as Judges appoint, if it appear that last will was made, 
executors do exhibit same to sd Court Probate. If 
administrator, do deliver Letters of Administration 
(appro, of such Testament being had & made) into 
Register's Office of sd. County. Then this obligation 
to be void or else remain full force. 

Signed Sealed Delivered 



OLIVER PORTER. (See p. 48.) 

MARY JANE (SEAL, PURLER. (See p. 48.) 
From a daguerreotype in the possession of Horace Porter, Esq. 

6 9 

[Paper 3] 

Inventory of Estate of Robard Quenby and Eliz- 
abeth his wife both late of Amsbury in County Essex 
deed. Intestate as followeth as given to us by Robard 
Quenby son, 48 

Robard Quenby Total amt. 76 — 19 — 8 

Apprised by subscribers November 3rd, 1694. 
By Hon. Bartho Gedney 
Robert Quinbey Esq. 

Dec. 25, '94 made oath to truth of above inventory. 
Attest Steph Sewall Regr. 

[Paper 4.] 

These Presents witnesseth that I William Quinby 
son of William Quinby late of Almsbury deed. Essex 
County, agreed with uncle Robard Quinby of Town & 
County abovesd was appointed administrator of estate 
of my grandfather Robard Quinby of Almsbury now 
deed, and it appearing by a paper bearing date Dec. 
24, 1694 that the part belonging to my father was 2/3 
of homestead & one pound three shillings in moveables, 
William to have certain land bounded [etc.] that is 
easterly end bounded — southeasterly and from thence 
to a white ok which is ancient bound of lott, to small 
pine across swamp, upon my promising as above bound- 
ed and together with all fell trees upon it, belonging to 
it and all privileges belonging I do acquitt and discharge 
my uncle Robard Quinby of and from all that might 
be due unto my father William Quinby late of Alms- 
bury as his portion of estate of my grandfather Ro- 
bard Quinby. 
In witness I set my hand 

21 day, 2nd month 1713. 



[No number] Inventory estate Robert Quenby deed, 
as prized by William Barnes Robert Jones Thomas F. 
Fowler being chosen by wish of Robert Q. deed. 

{Inventory follows, see p. 73). 
and the whole of sum total 1 14 Pds 8 shillings. True 
account of estate of Robert Quenby deceased intestate 
as presented by Elizabeth his wife and prized by us 
7 Aug. 1677. 


Elizabeth Quenby gave oath to truth of Inventory 
and if more appear to present next court at Salisbury 
and attend order of sd court about disposal of sd 


True copy as attests Tho. Bradbury rec. 

Upon request of Elizabeth Quenby administration 
granted her by County Court held Hampton 9th Oct. 
1677. THO: BRADBURY, rec. 

True copy as attests THO : BRADBURY rec. 

[Paper 5] 

To the Honored Judge of Probate Bartholemew 
Gidney A Squ e . 

This may certify concerning division of estate of 
Robert Quenby of Almsbury and wife Elizabeth deed, 
is as followeth 

William Quenby's part being 2/3 of homestead and 
one pound, three shillings in moveables. 

John Quenby's part being Bugmore Lott and ye ox : 
Thomas Quenby's part being white thorne hill lott 
and twenty shillings moveables; Phillip Quenby's and 
Joseph's parts Burchin Meadow Lott, Lydia the daugh- 
ter to be pd nine pounds out of moveables to 


be paid by administra. upon demand; Robart the ad- 
ministrator of estate to have the remainder part of 
estate, this agreement was made by us the children, & 
subscribed by us children 24 Dec. 1694. 

john quenby 
philip quenby 
joseph quenby 
robert queenby 


Jacob Morrill 
Jarves Ring 
Thomas Currier 

[No. 5 (4) marked 5] 

These presents witnesseth that I Joseph Quenby 
Town of Amesbury, Essex County, Mass. Bay N. E. 
do aquit and discharge my brother Robart Quenby 
same town County Province from all demands dues 

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my 

Dat. July 19, 171 1. 


Benjamin Currier 
Thomas Currier 

[Marked 5] 

Received of my brother Robbart Quinby adminis- 
tration to estate of our father and mother Robbart and 
Elizabeth Quinby deed, to say that that part of estate 
which fell to my right which is one-half of land called 
Burchim Meadow Lott received by me Phillip Quinby 
in full satisfaction as my part of my father's and 
mother's estate heard by both for myself, heirs, etc., 


forever quitclaim discharged my above named brother 
Robbart Quinby, heirs etc. from ever laying claim 
on any part of the above mentioned estate in witness 
whereof I have set my hand. 

All these sometime of Amesbury. 
Dated, Jan. 16, 1699. 

Signed sealed and delivered 
in presence of us 

Jarvis Ring 
Thomas Ffraime 
Philip Quinby above mentioned and subscribed ap- 
peared and acknowledged this receipt and writing to be 
his, dated 23 Jan. 1698, before me Robert Pike, J. P. 

[5 (4) No. 5.] 

Received of my brother Robbart Quinby admin- 
istrator to sd estate of our father and mother Robbart 
& Elizabeth Quinby deed, to say that part of estate 
which according to agreement fell to my right which 
is a lott of land commonly called Bugsmore lott re- 
ceived by me, received by me John Quinby in satisfac- 
tion of my father's and mother's estate, I do for myself 
heirs etc forever quitclaim etc. my abovesd brother 
Robart Quinby, heirs etc. from ever claiming etc. 
any part of above mentioned estate Witness I here- 
unto subscribe my hand affix my seal Amesbury Jan. 
16, 1699/10 
Signed, sealed, delivered, 

in presence of us 

Jarves Ring JOHN QUINBY 

Thomas Ffraime 

John Quinby above subscribed personally appeared 
and owned the above to be his by hand and date 23 
Jan. 1698. 

before me ROBERT PIKE, J. P. 


Wife of Capt. Thomas Seal. 

From a daguerreotype in possession of 

Horace Porter, Esq. 


Norfolk Records B. 3 Leaf 25. 

This is a true Inventory of y e Estate of Rob 1 Quenby 
deceased. as it was prized by us W m Barnes Rob* Jones 
Tho : Fowler who being chosen by y e wyfe of Rob 1 
Quenby deceased 
first wee doe prize y e corne upon ye e 

ground at 05=00=00 

2 wee doe prize ye house & house lott att 35=00=00 

3 wee doe prize six acres of land at 
Whithorne hill att 10=00=00 

4 wee doe prize his land att bugmore att 03=00=00 

5 wee doe prize his land att burchin hill 

meadow att 20=00=00 

6 wee doe prize 7 neat Cattle att 22=00=00 

7 wee doe prize 6 swine att 03=10=00 

8 wee do prize 2 mares & a pole att 04=00=00 

9 wee do prize six sheep att 02=00=00 

10 wee do prize ye bedding & houshold 

stuff at 06=00=00 

11 wee doe prize ten yards of clothe att 02=00=00 

12 wee do finde in debts due to him 

from ffrancis Davis 01=18=00 

114 08 00 
Wee do finde y* all ye pticulars above written doe 
come to one hundred & fowerteen pound eight shil- 

This a true account of ye estate of Robt Quenby 
deceased intestate as it was p r esented unto us by Eliz- 
abth Quenby his late wyfe wc was prized by us ac- 
cording to o e best light as witnesses o e hands ye 27: 
of August 1677. 



Elizabeth Quenby gave oath to ye truth of this In- 
ventory & if more Appeares shee is to p r seni it to ye 
next Court att Salisbury & to attend ye order of sd 
Court about ye disposall of sd estate — Tho Bradbury 
rec d . 


William 1 Osgood of Salisbury, "Carpenter" and 
"Millwright," born about 1609; married Elizabeth 
He received land in Salisbury in 1641, 

1642 and 1654. He was a "Commoner" or owner of 
the Common land, and was taxed in Salisbury in 1650 
and 1652. 

He also received land in Amesbury in 1659 and 1662, 
and was a townsman of Amesbury in 1660, a Com- 
moner there in 1667-8 and with his wife had seats in 
the meetinghouse at Amesbury in 1667; he was, how- 
ever, a householder of Salisbury ten years later, and 
his appears among the names of both towns in 1680. 

In 1640 he built a barn in Newbury for John Spen- 
cer. In 1 64 1 he was granted land in Salisbury on 
condition that he build a sawmill on the Powwow 
River. A sawmill situated on the "Powwaus" river 
in Salisbury was in possession of William Osgood, 
Philip Challis*, William Barnes and Anthony Colby 
in 1658 (recorded in 1679). Each of the four was 
to use the mill in turn. Colby admitted Samuel 
Worcester to a share of his fourth. "Osgood's Mill," 
Salisbury, was mentioned in records of 1682. 

By the original articles of agreement (Merrill's 
History of Amesbury, p. 51) in 1654, he and his family 
were to have certain rights in the new town though 
residing in the old. His mill on the Powwow river, 
though on the Salisbury side, brought him into close 
relations with the new town. Quite a number of the 
residents of both Salisbury and Amesbury worked for 

*see page 63 in this magazine. 


him at different times, and his enterprise appears to 
have drawn young men to that locality from different 
places. It is stated that Symon, the notorious Indian, 
(see p. 63) once lived with him. 

William Osgood testified against John Godfrey, tried 
for witchcraft in 1658/9, the occurrence in question 
having taken place in 1640 (Upham, I., 432-3). Mrs. 
Osgood was summoned to give evidence in a witch- 
craft trial in 1661 against Susanna Martin. 

It appears from the old records that William 
Brown's wife was cancelled on the church list of 1687. 
She was insane for more than thirty years. Accord- 
ing to the testimony of her husband at the witchcraft 
trial in 1692, Susanna Martin was about 1660, ac- 
cused of bewitching Mrs. Brown. "The church ap- 
pointed a day of humiliation, to seek God in her be- 
half, and thereupon her trouble ceased * * * for 
which the church, instead of the day of humiliation, 
gave thanks for her deliverance. She came to meet- 
ing and went about her business as before." 

In April, 1661 she and Mrs. Osgood had been 
summoned "to give their evidences concerning the 
said Martin * * * before the grand jury." 

Elizabeth Brown told her husband that Susanna 
Martin said "she would make her the miserablest 
creature for defaming her name at the Court." 

About two months after this, testifies Brown, his 
wife "would not own him" (t. c, recognize him), 
"and from that time to this very day [thirty years or 
more] she has been under a strange kind of distemper 
or frenzy, incapable of any rational action, though 
strong and healthy of body." 

On the strength of this and other evidence, Susanna 
Martin was convicted and executed as a witch (see 
"The New Puritan," pp. 173-5). 

William Osgood died in 1700; his will was proved 
Sep. 2, the same year. His children were as follows : 

Elizabeth 2 Osgood, married about 1657 Robert 1 
Ouinby (see p. 62). 

7 6 

Joanna 2 Osgood, married about 1658, Robert Jones 
(afterwards a veteran of King Philip's war). 

John 2 Osgood, born Oct. 8, 1648 in Salisbury as 
were the succeeding children; married Nov. 5, 1668, 
Mary daughter of Sergt. John and Katherine Stevens 
of the same place. 

William 2 Osgood, born Oct. 8, 1648, (a twin broth- 
er of John 2 ) married in October, 1672, Abigail 
daughter of Henry and Susanna Ambrose. 

Mary 2 Osgood, born March 3, 1649, married De- 
cember 9, 1668, Deacon Thomas, the son of Richard 
and Ann Currier and received from her father Wil- 
liam Osgood by deed in 1697 one-fourth of his saw- 
mill in Salisbury. She died Nov. 2, 1705. 

Joseph 2 Osgood, born Mar. 18, 1651, and died April 
22, 1664. 

Sarah 2 Osgood, born Feb. 7, 1652/3, married (1st 
Eldridge?) 2nd (?) before 1700 Sergt. John 3 , son of 
John 2 and Frances (Hoyt) Colby (grandson of An- 
thony 1 Colby, see page 74 herein). (The descendants 
of these sons are given in "Hoyt's Old Families" from 
which the foregoing was taken). 

John Sanders of Newbury, yeoman, conveys to 
Willi : Barnes and William Osgood of Salisbury ten 
acres of meadow in Salisbury 12: 8 mo: 1653 (Es- 
sex Ant., I., 180). 

William Osgood of Salisbury, millwright, conveyed 
to Tristram Coffin, Jr., of Newbury, two acres of 
meadow in Salisbury, 18: n: 1655 (Ess. Ant. II., 

Andrew Greeley conveyed to William Osgood of 
Salisbury, millwright, a ten acre planting lot in Salis- 
bury at Pawwaus hill bounded by land of Abraham 1 
Morrill (see p. 64) and common Sep. 29, 1650 (Ess. 
Ant, III., 10). 

Conveyances by William Osgood and {lis wife 
Elizabeth 1660 (id. 11). He bought a right of com- 
monage in Salisbury of Valentine Rowell in exchange 

for pine boards April, 1661. 

^ph. cCylAAT jfyvfv^^L cfo-ffij/*— /ff 6 

From Mary Jane (Seal) Porter's Collection. 
Loaned by Horace Porter, Esq. 


He testified in a lawsuit about ownerships of land 
between Edmund Elliott and Christopher Batt in 1662 
{id., p. 109) and bought of William Huntington a 
"sweepage at the beach," two acres of marsh, and a 
lot of upland for fifty-five shillings in 1662 {id., p. 


William Osgood had bought sixteen acres of mead- 
ow in Salisbury, formerly land of George Carr, and 
sold it Feb. 17, 1652 to Edward French for £16 {id., 
V., 182). 

He was appointed appraiser of land at Salisbury 
in a suit between Capt. Paul White and Walter Taylor, 
Oct. 20, 1663 (id. VII., 88). 

In 1672, Jan. 9, Robert Ring conveyed to William 
Osgood of Salisbury, millwright, fifteen or twenty 
acres of upland {id., XL, 35). 

Editorial Comments. 

The "Frost" Portrait (see pp. 14, 43). Mr. 
Everett P. Wheeler of New York City, (a descendant 
in the sixth generation from Sir William Pepperell 
through Sir William's daughter Elizabeth, the wife 
of Nathaniel Sparhawk) writes: "I find the discus- 
sion in reference to the portrait quite interesting, but 
I can add nothing to the information as to this portrait 
given there. I have a portrait of Lady Pepperell by 
Copley, but there is no flower in it and it certainly was 
not bought of Miss Joanna Frost. My father ob- 
tained it in Portsmouth over fifty years ago. My im- 
pression is it had been brought there by my aunt, 
Miss Harriet Hirst Sparhawk, — of that I am not 
quite sure." 

[On the evidence as given particularly on pages 
14, 15, 43 and above, do our readers believe this is the 
portrait referred to, or must there certainly be an- 


Jackson Family {see p. 28). 

Dorothy 3 Jackson married Derry Pitman, and had 
twins born in Durham, N. H. March 22, 1749, as fol- 
lows: Mary 4 Pitman, died 1830, married in 1772, 
Timothy Munsey who was born 1749, died 1832. They 
lived and died in Barnstead, N. H. The other twin was 
Andrew Pepperell 4 Pitman who was still living in Dur- 
ham in 1767. These facts have never appeared in 
print, says William L. Palmer of Cambridge, to whom 
we are indebted for these data. 

P. 25. The statement in the last issue that William 
Edward Wood had died in 1906, was made on the 
basis of information given by a relative sufficiently 
near to inspire confidence. Mr. William Goold, the 
veteran historian and genealogist, denies it. A copy 
of this number will be addressed to Mr. Wood at 
Portland as Number One was, in the hope that if alive 
he will send in a statement confirming Mr. Goold's al- 

To those readers who have not received a copy of the 
large chart, nor seen that published on page 5, we 
would call attention to the fact that all descendants of 
Andrew Pepperell Frost are also descendants of Col. 
William 1 Pepperell, as well as of the families describ- 
ed herein, of Aborne, Bolles, Bray, Jackson, Porterfield, 
Slemons and Whale. They are all therefore eligible 
to the Colonial and Revolutionary patriotic societies. 

Copies of the engravings in this magazine may be 
had at a nominal charge on application to the Editor. 

The original documents transcribed in this issue 
have been included largely to indicate to those un- 
familiar with genealogical research the kind of basis in 


the public records on which the modern descriptions 
of the relationships of seventeenth century ancestors 
are founded. 

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in this number 

Richard Dole 

William Dole 

Richard 1 Dole, b. 

Bristol, E n g . , 
Dec, 1622, d. July 
26, 1705. 
m. 1647, Hannah, 
dau. Henry and 
Honour Rolfe; 
d. Nov. 16, 1678, 
Newbury, Mass. 


— Brocklebank had 
wife Mary who 
came over with her 
son, C apt. Samuel 

b. ab. 1630; killed 
by the Indians 
Apr. 21st, 1676, 
at Sudbury, Mass. 
m. Hannah, who 
afterwards became 
the 2nd wife of 
Richard 1 Dole. 


John l Pickard, son 
of widow Ann 
Lume . m . Jane 
Crosby, dau. of 
widow Constance 
Crosby, h ad Jane 2 
Pickard, (who m. 
Edward ~ son of 
Edward 1 Hazen), 

William 2 Dole, b. Apr. m. 2d Mary Brockle- 
11, 1660, d. Jan. 29, bank, dau. of his 
1718. father's 2nd wife 

by her first hus- 
band Oct. 13, 
1684. (Her sister 
Sarah married 
Wm. Dole's broth - 
they had er Henry 2.) 

Mary 2 Pickard m. 
Capt. John 2 Pearson, 
(bro. of Jeremiah 2 
Pearson, (q. v.) who 
m. Priscilla 2 dau. 
of Edward l Hazen.) 


William 3 Dole m. Jan. 8, 1714, Rebecca 3 Pearson, 
b. Jan. 12, 1684/5. 
d. Aug. 8, 1752. 


Capt. Daniel 4 Dole. 

b. Sept. 28, 1717. d. Mar. 30, 1803. 

Master Mariner, Parish Treasurer, Selectman. 

m. Mar. 8, 1753, 

Sarah^ Pearson, sister of Lois4 and Anne 4 Pearson, daus. Moses 3 

b. Nov. 28, 1723. d. July 11, 1784. 

Had 3 sons and 2 daughters 


Sarahs Dole m. Andrew P. 5 Titcomb 
son of Benj. 4 and Anne 4 (Pearson) Titcomb. 

New England Family History. 


(Continued from p. 50.) 

Clark Family. Andrew Pepperell 3 Clark (p. 
27; portrait opp. p. 28) grandson of Andrew Pep- 
perell 1 Frost through his daughter Eleanor 2 (p. 26), 
had children as follows : 

(1) Andrew Pepperell 4 Clark, Jr., Professor of 
music and well-known tenor (see portrait). Formerly 
soloist of St. Luke's Choir, Brooklyn, N. Y. Born 
Dec. 3, 1838; unmarried. 

(2) Joseph Story 4 Clark, born Dec. 28, 1840; died 
May 30, 1857. 

(3) John William 4 Clark, born Nov. 16, 1842; 
married Emily Darling; no children. He died while 
in the U. S. Regular Army, Fourth U. S. Cavalry, 
Sept. 19, 1867. 

(4) Eleanor Frost 4 Clark, born Jan. 18, 1845; sne 
married July 4, 1867, Dr. A. W. K. Newton, of Bos- 
ton. She was a graduate of the Woman's Medical 
College, of Philadelphia, and practised in New York 
and Boston. She died Aug. 8, 1901 ; her husband 
died Aug. 1, 1904. They had 

Florence Eleanor^ Newton, born June 11, 
1880; married June 6, 1906, Homer Emerson 
Williams, and lives in Glens Falls, N. Y. 


Note. Peter T. Clark who married Eleanor Frost in 
1805, and had ten children; whose two sons carried 
on the name of Clark by fourteen children, has only 
two descendants in the following generation bearing 
his family name ; and no prospect of more : and this 
though his descendants have been fifty-one in number. 

Rolfe Family. Those members of the Rolfe family 
who on the distaff side descended from Andrew Pep- 
perell 1 Frost through his daughter Eleanor 2 Clark 
were the children and grand children of Catherine 
Mahan 3 Clark (p. 2j) who married Benjamin Rolfe 
of Portland. Their children were: 

(1) George Frost 4 Rolfe, born Nov. 10, 1837, 
died unmarried May 1, 1886. (See portrait.) 

(2) William Henry 4 Rolfe, born July 7, 1839, mar- 
ried Alice Patience Merrill and have one son, Clifford 
Merrill 5 Rolfe, born June, 1895. 

(3) Kate 4 Rolfe, born Oct. 14, 1843, died Oct. 22, 

(4) Eleanor Clark 4 Rolfe, (see portrait), born May 
1, 1848; married Albion Henry Libbey, and have a 

Maude Eleanor Libbey 5 , born July 24, 1873, married 
in 1892 Fred. Henry Follett, and had: 

(a) Mary Eleanor Follett, born Sept., 1893, 
died Nov., 1895; (b) Dorothy Rolfe Follett, 
born May 30, 1898 (see portrait). 

{To be continued.') 

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Henry 1 Rolfe of Newbury, brother of John, died 
Mar. i, 1642/3. His will dated Feb. 15, was proved 
March 28, 1642/3. His widow, Honour, died at the 
house of Thomas Blanchard in Charlestown, Dec. 19, 

1650. Her oral will was proved Feb. 20 and Sep. 30, 

1 65 1, by the testimony of two witnesses of Charles- 
town. These wills are set forth in full infra, 

Henry's brother John (and quite probably Henry as 
well) came from Melchet Park ("an extra parochial 
liberty in the Hundred of Allerbury or Alderbury, 
nine miles southeast of Salisbury, England") Wilt- 

John, who died in 1664, left by his will land, to be 
improved by William Cottle for their benefit, to Sarah, 
wife of William Cottle* and her two children Sarah 
and Ann Cottle; he also made bequests to Richard 1 
Dole's six children. "Kindsman Richard Dole," Exe- 

In her will Honour mentions her youngest son 
Benjamin 2 , her son John 2 , four grandchildren, her 
two daughters Anna and Hannah, her daughter 
Hannah Dole, son-in-law Richard Dole, etc. 

The children of Henry 1 and Honour Rolfe were: 

(1) Anna 2 Rolfe, born 1622-30; married first, 
Thomas Blanchard; 2nd, Richard Gardner, of Wo- 
burn ; she probably had two children living in 1650. 

(2) Flannah 2 Rolfe, born 1622-30; married May- 
3, 1647, at Newbury, Richard 1 Dole (see p. 88) of that 
town. She died Nov. 16;" 1678. 

(3) John 2 Rolfe, born 1622-35; married Dec. 4, 
1656, Mary Scullard, and had eleven children. 

♦The Cottle Family will be described in a later issue. 


(4) Benjamin 2 Rolfe, born about 1638; married 
Nov. 3, 1659, Apphia, daughter of Thomas Hale, 
and had twelve children. 

David W. Hoyt, of Providence, R. I., of whose in- 
invaluable work the editor has made frequent use in 
this magazine, and from which the foregoing is taken 
("Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury," p. 301) 
says the foregoing corrects several errors of importance 
to be found in Coffin's History of Newbury, and the 
N. E. H. and G. Register. Henry 1 Rolfe's name is on 
the list of proprietors of the lands of Newbury, 1642. 
Henry and John Rolfe's sister came over about the 
same time, married Thomas 1 Whittier and they be- 
came the earliest American ancestors in the direct line 
of John Greenleaf 4 Whittier, the poet* (Joseph 3 , 
Joseph 2 . ) 

Will of Henry 1 Rolfe. 

The will of Henry Rolfe of Newbury was proved 
in the Ipswich Court 28: 1: 1643. The following 
copy is taken from the record contained in Ipswich 
Deeds, volume 1, leaf 3, the original being missing. 

The 15th 1 2th month 1642. 

I desire to commend my soule into the hands of the 
Lord Jesus Christ, I desire my goods may be equally 
divided to my wife & all my children, only my sonne 
John Rofre must have the howse & land more then 
all the rest of my children and that their porcons 
shalbe divided when they be 21 yeares of age if they 
marry not before In case my wife dye or marry then 
the goods shallbe divided; otherwise not till my 
eldest childe come to be 21 yeares of age. But still 
to remayne in their mother's hands with the rest till 
that either of them are 21 yeares of age or marry. If 

*John Greenleaf Whittier's mother Abigail Hussey 
was perhaps a descendant of Rev. Stephen Bachiler, 
who with his descendants will be described later — 



any of my children dye then that porcon shalbe equal- 
ly divided betweene my wife and the rest of my chil- 
dren I doe give vnto my wife one great brasse pott 
and one great brasse pann, and a great brasse posnett 
and a chafing dish and five pewter platters. I doe give 
vnto my Kinsman Thomas whittear a swarme of bees. 
I desire my brother John Roffe and my Cosen John 
Saunders of Sallisbery and william Mondy of New- 
berry to oversee my will & order it to my desire & 
accordinge to my will, witness herevnto I set my hand 


Thomas Hale 

Thomas Cowllman 

william Mose 

(I. Ess. Ant., 65.) 

Will of Honour Rolfe. 

The Nuncupative will of widow Honour Rolfe, as 
shown in the following depositions, was proved in 
Ipswich Court 30: 7: 1651. These depositions are 
found on record in the Ipswich Deeds, Vol. I., leaf 
123, the originals being missing. 

Henry Largin of Charlstowne * * * 
house of Thomas Blanchard on n * * * 
where widdow Honour Rolfe lay * * * 
berry lay sick. Shee did declare h * * * 
be; that he sonne Beniamin Rolf should have the sub- 
stance of her estate, which was her own pp estate, & 
that he should be her sole Executor. Only she gaue 
these pticulers as followeth, her bedding & Clothes lin- 
nen and woollen she gave to be equally diuided betwixt 
her two daughters. Also shee gaue twenty shillings a 
piece to her foure grandchildren to be giuen them five 
yeares after her death. Also one little Cowe she gaue 
to her Daughter yt Hues at Newberry. Also of foure 
peeces of Brasse she gaue two to her sonne Beniamin, 
which he should Choose, & to each of her daughters 

*The paper was burned on this corner before it was 


(See p. 83.) 


one. The rest shee gaue to her Sonne Beniamin, saue- 
ing two pewter platters which she gaue to each of her 
daughters one, & further shee exprest her mind about 
a Barne that is built vpon pt of her sonne Beniamins 
ground, she gaue to her sonne John Rolfe all her in- 
terest in the ground that the Barne stood vpon. this 
is the substance of her expression as farr as he can re- 

memorandum that pt of the 22 the whole 23, 24 & pt 
of ye 25 lines were blotted out 


Taken vpon oath by the said Henry Largin this 20 
— 12 — 1650. who further saith that the said Honor 
Rolfe was of a disposeing memory. 

before me RI. BELLINGHAM. 

The Testymoney of George Vaghan Aged abought 
23 yeares Concerning the last will of Honor Rolfe wid- 
dow deceased: 19th of 10th mo — 1650. 

This Deponent saith that himself e being in prsence 
together with Henry Largin some two daies before the 
death of the aboue said testator, he heard her make 
this her last will in manner following. 

Inprimis She bequeathed all her estate in generall 
to her youngest Sonne Beniamine Rolfe onely except- 
ed these pticulers which follow : 

Item to her foure Grand Children she gaue twenty 
shillings a pece, to be paid them foure or fiue yeare 
after that time. Item all her Right in halfe an acre 
of Ground on which the Barne stands and a yonge 
sowe she gaue to her sonne John Rolfe : 

Item a little Cowe that she had she gaue to her 
daughter Hannah Dole. 

Item all her wearing Cloathes and bedding she 
gaue to be equally deuided betweene her two Daugh- 
ters Anna and Hanah; these pticulers aboue said 
this dponent tooke spetiall notice of; & further he 
saith not: only a day after her sonne in la we Rich- 
ard Dole comeing to her desired this Deponent to Aske 


her what she would doe with the three pounds ten 
shillings in England, & shee Answered that she would 
that her sonne Beniamine should have a sute of 
Cloathes out of it, & the rest he should haue mean- 
ing her said sonne in Lawe Richard Dole. The word 
Beniamine enterlined. 

Taken upon oath this 20th of the 12th mo 1650 
before me William Hibbins 

The Court vpon the Testimonyes of George Vaug- 
han & Henry Largin of Charlestowne as fare as there 
Testimonys doe agree is the will & Testamt of 
Honour Rofe & by them pued in the Court held at 
Ispwich the 30th of (7) 165 1 

By me Robert Lord Cleric 
(IV. Ess. Ant. 137) 


Dole Name. There seems to be good evidence that 
Dole as a family name was of French origin, intro- 
duced like many others into England by the Norman 
Conquest. It is supposed to have been derived from 
the indent city of Dole and it is found early written in 
some instances with the participle 'de' before it. 
Afterwards when surnames came into general use that 
prefix was dropped, and for the last five centuries as 
the name is found here and there in English records it 
is spelt Dole, as now. 

Richard Dole, 1 Ihe first American ancestor of all 
Doles of New England origin, and, it is believed, of 
all Doles in America, was baptised at Ringworthy 
(now Rangeworthy) near Bristol, England, Decem- 
ber 31, 1622, O. S. Ringworthy had been the resi- 
dence of his grandfather Richard, and his father 

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William inherited the homestead there. Afterwards 
William, then living in Thornbury, indented young 
Richard to John Louie (Lowell), glover, of Bristol. 
When the brothers John and Richard Louie and their 
father Percival, the ancestor of the present eminent 
family of Lowells, came to this country in 1639, they 
brought Richard 1 Dole with them. The Lowell family 
settled in Newbury, Mass., and Richard Dole continu- 
ed in their employ as a clerk for a time. But he en- 
tered early and with great activity and enterprise up- 
on business for himself. He long held a prominent 
place as a merchant in Newbury, and also became an 
extensive land-holder, and left at his decease an es- 
tate of £1840 — a large property for those times. He 
built and made his home through life on the north 
bank of the River Parker, just below where Oldtown 
Bridge is now located. He was a man of marked 
ability and upright character, influential and respected 
as a citizen and a Christian. 

He married first, Hannah Rolfe, of Newbury, daugh- 
ter of Henry 1 Rolfe (see p. 84). She died Nov. 16, 
1678. He married second, Hannah, widow of Sam- 
uel 2 Brocklebank of Rowley; married third. Patience 
Walker of Haverhill. The date of his death is not 
ascertained. Inventory of his estate was taken July 
26, 1705, and his will was proved July 30. So it is 
probable that he died in his 83rd year. 

William 2 Dole, the son of Richard 1 Dole and Han- 
nah Rolfe was born April 11, 1660, and married Mary 3 
Brocklebank, the daughter of his father's second wife 
by her first husband, on October 13, 1684; he died 
January 29, 17 18. 

William 3 Dole, son of William 2 Dole and Mary 
Brocklebank, was born 12 Jan., 1685 (Sav. ). He mar- 
ried Rebecca 3 Pearson of Rowley, on the 8th of 
January 17 14. He lived at Oldtown, and died Aug. 

8, 1752- 

(From "The Dole Family," by Rev. Geo. Dole, N. 
E. H. G. Reg., Jan. 1884.) 

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Capt. Daniel 4 Dole, son of Wm. 3 Dole and Rebecca 3 
Pearson was born Sept. 25, 1716, according to one 
authority, but a Dole Family Bible says "Daniel Dole, 
born Sept. 28, 171 7." He married Sarah 4 daughter of 
Moses 3 Pearson, Mar. 8, 1753. He was for a long 
time Parish Clerk, (says Everts & Peck's Hist. Cumb. 
Co., Me.). He was an early settler in the vicinity of 
Portland. Daniel and Sarah his wife in a deed dated 
Aug. 8, 1780 conveyed land at Saco to Archelaus Lew- 
is. "He died Wed. March 30, 1803 at 12 o'clock at 
night, ae., 88y., 5m., and 2id. and was buried Sunday, 
the 3d of April" (Dole Family Bible). Sarah (Pear- 
son) Dole, his wife, daughter of Moses Pearson, was 
born Nov. 28, 1723, and "died Sunday morn, July 11, 
1784, at 5 148 o'clock aged 6oy., 7m., and 13d, and was 
buried on Wed. the 13th inst." (Dole Family Bible). 

The following, aside from the eccentricity of spell- 
ing characteristic of the time, is a copy of a letter 
from Daniel 4 Dole, Sr., to his father-in-law. 

"To Moses Pearson, at Falmouth. 

Newburyport, March 26, 1770. 

Pr. Capt. Dole, 

Honored Sir: 

This with my kind regard to you and all friends, 
hoping this will find you and your in health, as it 
leaves us; exception, my mother, which has been con- 
fined to her bed this four months; has lost the use of 
her limbs, and reason, in great measure. I should 
have seen you last fall, if sickness had not prevented. 

"I shall come down as soon as I can leave home. I 
have sold the biggest part of my interest at Old Town, 
and should be glad to lay out my money near you 
if there is any place to be sold that will answer. 

"Continuing your obedient son, 



Daniel Dole was thirty-six years of age when he 
was united in marriage at Old Newbury, Mass., with 
Miss Sarah Pearson. He was by occupation a ma- 
riner and became master of his calling or so much so 
as to become "Captain" of the vessels in which he 
went down upon the seas to do business. He made 
the place of his birth the place of his home till he came 
hither to reside, (says Chapman). 


i — Moses, b., Nov. 25, 1753; d., June 2, 1754. 
2 — Daniel, Jr., b. Aug. 26, 1757. 
3 — Mary, b. March 22, 1760. 
4 — Moses, b. May 20, 1766. 

What induced Captain Dole to come hither can 
readily be imagined. He evidently had become tired 
of sea-going life, being then fifty-three years of age. 
His wife's father, Captain Moses Pearson, was a 
rich man and was in his dotage. In 1771 he gave 
each of his six daughters a hundred-acre lot on 
account of love and affection he bore them. Parson 
Deane, Captain Dole's brother-in-law, of the First Par- 
ish Church of Portland, was upon the top wave of 
popularity and prosperity in the pulpit and out. 

It was lawful then, which practice continued until 
the adoption of the Federal Constitution by Massa- 
chusetts, which was in 1780, to own slaves hereabouts 
or "bondmen" as such persons were then called, one 
of such making an item upon the schedule of personal 
property of Dole, known by the name of Leon- 
don Dole, (continues Mr. L. B. Chapman in the 
Deering News). 

Prior to 1787 Captain Dole served as selectman 
three terms; after that date it is difficult telling what 
was done as the Falmouth Town Clerk's records have 
been destroyed by fire, and many of the town papers 
that have been preserved are without dates and official 

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The Parish records throw, however, some light upon 
the period of which we write. At the meeting holden 
March 8, 1773, Capt. Dole was chosen Parish Treas- 
urer and re-elected a half-score of times, to which was 
added the offices of prudential committeeman and 
assessor, and at that date we find recorded as follows : 

"Voted Said Dole two Dollars for His fee (as 
treasurer) for the Current Year." 

During the whole period of the War of the Revo- 
lution the Parish meetings were kept up ; though the 
meeting house was without the intended windows, the 
entries without floors and doors without steps, it being 
in process of construction when the war commenced. 

June 12, 1780, it was voted as follows: 

That £100 be raised for the Rev. Thomas Browne's 
salary the current year, to be paid in the following 
articles, namely : "Indian corn at five shillings per 
bushel ; rye at six shillings per bushel ; wheat at eight 
shillings per bushel ; wood delivered at the House in 
Back Cove (where Dr. A. P. Topliff lives) at ten shil- 
lings per cord; beef at two pence three farthings per 
pound, Spanish mill'd dollars at six shillings each, or 
in paper currency at the exchange of forty-five paper 
dollars for one Spanish milled dollar." 

"Voted to raise sixty dollars in paper currency in 
lieu of every bushel of corn due to the Rev. Thomas 
Browne for the year 1779." 

Capt. Dole can be imagined living in his large, new 
house, with the solid mahogany furniture (which the 
house now contains), carrying bags of grain and pock- 
ets stuffed with depreciated currency, accompanied by 
his gentleman of color, for the honors of the office ; for, 
certainly, it could not have been for the $2 cash salary ; 
but the farmers didn't deliver according to votes passed 
and so Captain Dole didn't pay any more than he re- 
ceived, and then Parson Browne invoked the lower 
courts — the courts of man — and the Parish brought an 
action against the Captain for the small amount due 


and other actions against citizens for not attending 
public meetings held for worship — every person being 
required by law to attend at least one service in the 
course of each three months of a year. 

Capt. Dole wrote a very fine hand and his Parish 
book is one of neatness. Matters in dispute were 
finally taken from court and settled privately, but the 
law requiring people to attend public meetings was en- 
forced till the District of Maine became a state. 

In 1795 Capt. Dole was taxed on a valuation as fol- 
lows : 

One house, $1,000 

Two barns, 300 

40 acres mowing land, 600 

27 acres salt marsh, 375 

50 acres pasturing, 400 

100 acres unimproved, 300 

Secured notes, 600 

20 ounces of silver plate, 22 

1 horse, 40 
4 oxen, 80 
8 cows, 2 steers, 160 

2 swine, 20 

The house and two barns then taxed are the same 
as now observed, with their heavy oak frames, and 
large fire-places in the attic of the house. 

In the old burying yard, continues Chapman (News, 
Apr. 7, 1900), but a few paces off, may be seen in a 
long row two slate slabs inscribed as follows : 

In memory of 
Capt. Daniel Dole 

who died 

March 30, 1803, 

in the 86th year 

of his age. 


Here lies 

the Body of 


wife of 

Mr. Daniel Dole 

who departed this life 

July nth, 1784, 

in the 61st year 

of her Age. 

Parson Deane's Diary says: "Dec. 4, 1781. We 
dined at Capt. Dole's (p. 349). Capt. Dole was select- 
man of Portland three years, between 17 18 and 1786 
(p. 467). July n, 1784. Mrs. Dole prayed for. 
Mrs. Dole died. July 14, Sister Dole buried" (p. 
356). (The note at page 349 by the editor of Smith's 
and Deane's Journals is erroneous.) 

The Dole House. 

"In 1770," says L. B. Chapman in the Deering News, 
Oct. 27, 1894. "Capt. Daniel Dole purchased two hun- 
dred and eighteen acres of land located on the north- 
erly side of Stroudwater village, and during that and 
the following year, upon one of the finest sites for a 
dwelling within the vicinity of Portland, he erected a 
mansion that stands today a reminder of the long, 
long past. When constructed, it was the most com- 
modious dwelling outside Falmouth Neck. It is doubt- 
ful if anything equalled it in Falmouth. Today four- 
fifths of this large tract with the then superb dwelling 
is now in possession of the name. 

"Most of the tract was covered by a most magnifi- 
cent growth of trees, the huge mast pines towering 
above all else and today stand remnants of the primeval 
forest. In the top of one of the loftiest of all at the 
time of the advent of Captain Dole, there dwelled a 
paif of bald eagles, and they are identified to such an 
extent with the history of the town that no true local 
sketch can be written without allusion to them." 


(See p. 82. ) 

(See p. 81.) 



In the Deering News half-a-dozen years later (Mar. 
28, 1900), Mr. Chapman again spoke of Capt. Dole 
and his house, saying that the latter was located "upon 
one of the pleasantest sites in the whole town. Indeed 
for history and as a picturesque point of observation 
and for suggestiveness, particularly the point a little 
easterly of the dwelling ; though erected a hundred and 
thirty years ago, it even now is in a better condition 
to endure the wear of shower and sunshine than most 
of our modern built residences. Really, the view is 
most charming and so full of varied history of persons 
and events, covering a period pretty well known by a 
few of nearly two hundred and fifty years! When the 
'sea is in,' for the water of the ocean comes to within 
a few paces of the Dole house, there is no point of 
observation like it hereabouts. This, however, may 
be imagined, for it is well known to the careful ob- 
server that a sea captain seldom builds upon retiring 
where he cannot look out upon the water and snuff the 
sea-charged air though the water be ever tranquil. 

"At the base of the point of observation we suggest 
is a living spring of a prodigious flow of crystal water, 
and from whence it comes in such a quantity is a ques- 
tion that staggers the most learned when elucidation 
is attempted. Standing at the point here noticed, it 
requires no unnatural stretch of imagination for those 
who have learned the facts to see on the 27th day of 
July, 1657, Sitterygussett, an Indian Sagamore, barter 
his birthright in the lands at 'Capisic' to Francis Small, 
a fisherman and adventurer, for the small stipend of 
a jug of rum and fighting jacket annually delivered ; 
later Ammoncongin and Capisic, with other Sachems 
and squaws, bivouacing at the falls of Capisic stream, 
indulging in boastful shouts after the torch had been 
applied to the mill ; then, nearer in time, and perhaps 
upon the very spot we refer to, General Waldo, who 
at one time owned nearly all the land hereabouts, with 
parchment in hand, (which we had in our own not 

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long since) trying to persuade the few people of the 
region, in 1744, that it was for their interest to lease 
of him the Dole farm and erect on it a large garrison 
house and pay him a liberal rental fee." 


Jane Brocklebank, a widow from Yorkshire, Eng- 
land, had a two-acre house lot on Wethersfield Street, 
in 1643, denoting her to be of good estate. She was 
buried Dec. 26, 1668. Her children, brought from 
England, were : 

( 1 ) Samuel 2 , born about 1628 ; 

(2) John 2 , born about 1630, married Sarah Wood- 

Capt. Samuel 2 Brocklebank, born in England about 
1628, was that brave captain who was slain with Wads- 
worth at Sudbury, April 21, 1676. He was select- 
man shortly after becoming of age, and continued to 
fill important offices in town until his death. He was 
ordained deacon of the First Church in Rowley Feb. 
18, 1665. Hie married 18 — 3 mo. — 1652 (May 18) 

Hannah . His estate was divided 26 — 7 mo. — 

1676 (Sept. 26) amongst his children. Samuel 3 , born 
J 653, was the eldest. The others, receiving £40 each, 
were Joseph 3 , born 1674, Hannah 3 , Elizabeth 3 , Mary 3 , 
Sara 3 and Jane 3 , "as they come of age," to have cer- 
tain property, remainder to his widow; Francis 3 , said 
to have been born 1665 (Gen. Reg.. Apr., 1886). 
Valuation, £442:11:00. His widow, Hannah, mar- 
ried in Newbury, March 4, 1678/9, Richard 1 Dole, 
Senior. Children — Mary 3 , married Oct. 13, 1684, 
William 2 Dole; Sarah 3 , born July 7, 1668, married 
first, Nov. 3, 1686, Henry 2 Dole (brother of William 2 
Dole) of Newbury; second, in Newbury, March 29, 
1693, Nathaniel Coffin of Newbury. She died Apr. 
20, 1750 (20 Essex Inst. Hist. Coll., 148). Capt. 


Samuel was elected Captain of the Foot Company in 
Rowley in 1673. He was active in recruiting for the 
Narragansett campaign, and after the fort fight, on 
the second call for recruits, went out with a company 
about Jan. 1, it is believed (Reg. Apr., 1886). 

Capt. Samuel Brocklebank was a remarkable his- 
torical figure in early Colonial history, and some of 
the references to him in the early and late historical 
works follow : 

Speaking of King Philip's War, Thomas Church 

"Philip got over the river, and on the back side 
of Wetuset hills, meets with all the remnants of the 
Narraganset and Nipmuck Indians, that were there 
gathered together, and became very numerous; and 
made their descent on Sudbury and the adjacent parts 
of the country, where they met with, and swallowed 
up valiant Captain Wadsworth and his company; and 
many other doleful desolations in those parts." 

The annotator, S. G. Drake, says in a footnote to the 
Second Edition : 

"Captain Samuel Wadsworth, father of president 
Wadsworth of Harvard College, was sent from Bos- 
ton with 50 men to relieve Marlborough. After 
marching 25 miles, they were informed that the enemy 
had gone toward Sudbury ; so without stopping to take 
any rest, they pursued after them. On coming near 
the town, a party of the enemy were discovered, and 
pursued about a mile into the woods, when on a sud- 
den they were surrounded on all sides by 500 Indians, 
as was judged. No chance of escape appeared. This 
little band of brave men were resolved to fight to the 
last man. They gained an eminence, which they main- 
tained for some time; at length, night approaching, 
they began to scatter, which gave the enemy the ad- 
vantage, and nearly everyone was slain. This was a 
dreadful blow to the country. It is not certain that 

9 8 

any ever escaped to relate the s"ad tale. President 
Wadsworth erected a monument when this battle was 
fought with this inscription: 

"Captain Samuel Wadsworth of Milton, his Lieu- 
tenant, Sharp of Brookline, Captain Brocklebank of 
Rowley, with about Twenty-six* other souldiers, fight- 
ing for the defence of their country, were slain by the 
Indian enemy, April 18th, 1676, and lye buried in this 

"This monument stands to the west of Sudbury 
causeway, about one mile southward of the church in 
Old Sudbury, and about a quarter of a mile from the 
great road, that leads from Worchester to Boston." 
Holmes, I., 429. Sudbury is about 22 miles from 
Boston." (Drake's Church's History of Philip's 
War, 2nd Ed., pp. 69, 70). 

"Capt. Brocklebank, (Savage says,) was killed in 
Philip's War, Hubbard says the 18th, but probably the 
21st of April, 1676, aged forty-eight." 

Rev. Geo. M. Bodge in his history of the Indian 
Wars, says : 

Plymouth Colony had been engaged from the first 
in seeking to conciliate the tribes^ in their bounds, 
which were related to Philip's. In the meantime in 
Massachusetts the enemy were not idle. On March 
26th, 1676, the fatal day of Capt. Peirse's destruction, 
they burned sixteen houses and thirteen barns at Marl- 
borough. Capt. Brocklebank, then in command at 
Marlborough, sent out a party in pursuit, who over- 
took and surprised the enemy at night, sleeping about 
their fires, fired into their midst and put them to flight. 

"They came to Marlborough on April 18th, and 
burned the abandoned houses of the settlers. Capt. 

*Supposed to be the number of bodies found. 


(See p. 83.) 

(See p. S9.) 


Brocklebank commanded the garrison there and re- 
fused to be drawn out into the ambuscades, which be- 
fore the burning the Indians had set. On April 20th, 
they swept down and encompassed the town of Sud- 
bury. On that day Capt. Wadsworth marched up 
from Boston with a company of fifty men, passed 
through Sudbury, and doubtless the lines of the enemy, 
without any knowledge of their vicinity. He was 
forcing his march to relieve the garrison at Marl- 
borough, when they arrived about midnight on the 
20th, and without delay, leaving their recruits, took 
those relieved to come home, including Capt. Brockle- 
bank, and came back towards Sudbury. The great 
numbers of Indians had incompassed the town, and 
in the morning of the 21st began to burn out lying 
houses, to draw out the inhabitants from the garrison. 
They soon made a furious and persistent attack on 
Haine's garrison, from morning till mid-day, but were 
beaten off, until rumors of reinforcements from vari- 
out quarters caused the enemy to withdraw to meet 

A letter sent by Capt. Samuel Brocklebank of Row- 
ley, to John Leverett, Governor of Massachuesetts, in 

"To the Honored Gouernor and Counsel, 

This may certifie that we have impressed twelve men 
according to our warrant and have given them charge 
to fit themselves well with warm clothing, and we 
hope they will and doe endeavor to fixe themsellves 
as well as they can; only some of them are men that 
are but latly come to town, and want arms, the which 
to provide for them we must presse other men's armes, 
which is very grievous, (except they can be provided 
for upon the country's account which would be very 
acceptable if it could be). The names of the men are, 

Dated, Rowley, 29th of November, 1675. 


(Sage's History of Rowley, Mass.) 


Several other letters are also extant. 

The sites of the old garrison houses are quite defi- 
nitely pointed out, and the battlefield of Capt. Wads- 
worth and Brocklebank, as well as the locality of the 
grave of these brave officers, and their slain soldiers. 
A new monument was, a few years ago, erected by the 
state and town jointly, and placed near the spot of 
the original grave. (Sunday Herald, Boston, Sept. 
i, 1889.) 

The Brocklebank House. 

(From the Boston Globe, Feb. 1, 1892.) 

(See Illustration.) 

Georgetown, Mass., Jan. 31, 1892. — The old 
Brocklebank House is unquestionably the oldest house 
in town. 

This ancient and historic landmark is situated on 
the corner of Main and Elm Sts., on the direct road 
to Salem. It was built by Lieut. Samuel Brocklebank 
in 1660; he also owned a farm of J2 acres. 

Although this house is 231 years old, a passer by 
would hardly take it to be a half century old, as it has 
always been kept in good repair. 

It contains 10 rooms, with two stories and an attic 
in front. On either side of the front door, facing 
the south, are two large rooms, used as sitting-room 
and parlor. They are very low studded. Each room 
contains a large open fireplace ; the large oaken beams 
and posts nearly a foot square, stand out prominently. 

Many improvements have recently been made on 
the old house; the windows have been taken out 
and the west side raised. But the antique roof still 
remains, a delight to the antiquarians. 

In 1662 the town of Rowley appointed Lieut. 
Brocklebank and Richard Swan to open up a road be- 


Brocklebank commanded the garrison there and re- 
fused to be drawn out into the ambuscades, which be- 
fore the burning the Indians had set. On April 20th, 
they swept down and encompassed the town of Sud- 
bury. On that day Capt. Wadsworth marched up 
from Boston with a company of fifty men, passed 
through Sudbury, and doubtless the lines of the enemy, 
without any knowledge of their vicinity. He was 
forcing his march to relieve the garrison at Marl- 
borough, when they arrived about midnight on the 
20th, and without delay, leaving their recruits, took 
those relieved to come home, including Capt. Brockle- 
bank, and came back towards Sudbury. The great 
numbers of Indians had incompassed the town, and 
in the morning of the 21st began to burn out lying 
houses, to draw out the inhabitants from the garrison. 
They soon made a furious and persistent attack on 
Haine's garrison, from morning till mid-day, but were 
beaten off, until rumors of reinforcements from vari- 
out quarters caused the enemy to withdraw to meet 

A letter sent by Capt. Samuel Brocklebank of Row- 
ley, to John Leverett, Governor of Massachuesetts, in 

"To the Honored Gouernor and Counsel, 

This may certifie that we have impressed twelve men 
according to our warrant and have given them charge 
to fit themselves well with warm clothing, and we 
hope they will and doe endeavor to fixe themsellves 
as well as they can; only some of them are men that 
are but latly come to town, and want arms, the which 
to provide for them we must presse other men's armes, 
which is very grievous, (except they can be provided 
for upon the country's account which would be very 
acceptable if it could be). The names of the men are, 

Dated, Rowley, 29th of November, 1675. 


(Sage's History of Rowley, Mass.) 


Several other letters are also extant. 

The sites of the old garrison houses are quite defi- 
nitely pointed out, and the battlefield of Capt. Wads- 
worth and Brocklebank, as well as the locality of the 
grave of these brave officers, and their slain soldiers. 
A new monument was, a few years ago, erected by the 
state and town jointly, and placed near the spot of 
the original grave. (Sunday Herald, Boston, Sept. 
i, 1889.) 

The Brocklebank House. 

(From the Boston Globe, Feb. 1, 1892.) 

(See Illustration,) 

Georgetown, Mass., Jan. 31, 1892. — The old 
Brocklebank House is unquestionably the oldest house 
in town. 

This ancient and historic landmark is situated on 
the corner of Main and Elm Sts., on the direct road 
to Salem. It was built by Lieut. Samuel Brocklebank 
in 1660; he also owned a farm of J2 acres. 

Although this house is 231 years old, a passer by 
would hardly take it to be a half century old, as it has 
always been kept in good repair. 

It contains 10 rooms, with two stories and an attic 
in front. On either side of the front door, facing 
the south, are two large rooms, used as sitting-room 
and parlor. They are very low studded. Each room 
contains a large open fireplace ; the large oaken beams 
and posts nearly a foot square, stand out prominently. 

Many improvements have recently been made on 
the old house; the windows have been taken out 
and the west side raised. But the antique roof still 
remains, a delight to the antiquarians. 

In 1662 the town of Rowley appointed Lieut. 
Brocklebank and Richard Swan to open up a road be- 


tween Rowley and Haverhill. It was laid out across 
the Brocklebank farm near the residence of John Pres- 
ton, through what is now known as Pentucket Sq. ; 
then up Andover St., over Spofford's hill to connect 
with the Haverhill and Salem Road, near the house of 
Edward Poor. 

In those colonial days it was the custom for the 
pioneers that lived for miles around to assemble at this 
house with their families every night for protection 
from the Indians. And more than once they returned 
in the morning to find their homes in ashes and their 
crops destroyed by the Indians. 

Lieut. Brocklebank was appointed captain, and was 
killed in a fight with King Philip and his warriors in 
Sudbury on April 20, 1676. 

After Capt. Brocklebank's death the inventory of his 
estate was made and the record is found : Farm toward 
Bradford, 150 lbs. 

In 1686 his eldest son Samuel, who was then 24 
years old, lived on the farm. 

A committee appointed Nov. 20, 1686, met at this 
house to consider a claim for damages caused by a 
highway opened through his farm. This was the 
Rowley and Haverhill road, opened years before by 
his father. 

In 1720, this Samuel Brocklebank, then known as 
Deacon Samuel, of the Byfield church, deeded this 
house and the adjoining land to his youngest son, 
Francis, provided he would support himself and his 
wife through life. 

Six years before, Deacon Samuel Brocklebank had 
given his eldest brother John a deed of all the land 
that now comprises Georgetown centre. 

In 1745 Dudley Tyler came into possession of this 
farm by marriage; as the house was large he opened 
a tavern and hung out a large sign with a fine painting 
of Gen. Wolfe sitting on his white horse with drawn 


This sign was about four feet square, and it used 
to hang on a pole in the front yard. The sign is still 
in good condition, and is the property of Mr. Hum- 
phrey Nelson. 

In 1760, when a new meeting-house or the re- 
moval of the old one then standing near where the 
house of David Brocklebank now is, had caused a very 
sharp controversy, Caleb dishing, Samuel Phillips and 
Thomas Lewis met here as an advisory committee 
to consider the matter. 

After Mr. Tyler, the next owner was Solomon 
Nelson, the father of Nathaniel Jeremiah of Newbury- 
port, who was a member of Congress from Essex 
North for 20 years or more. 

The patriots of the Revolution assembled at this 
house before starting for Lexington, April 19, 1775. 
On seeing this sign of Gen. Wolfe they shot at it. 
The holes made by these bullets are still plainly seen. 


John Pickard, carpenter, married, 29, 8 mo., 1644, 
Jane, daughter of widow Constance Crosby. She died 
20 Feb., 171 5 — 6, ae 89 yrs., (gravestone). He was 
buried 24 Sept., 1683. An abstract of his will and 
inventory appears in Ess. Hist. Coll., IV., 20. 

The mother of John Pickard was widow Ann Lume, 
who died in Rowley, 19 Mar., 1661-2, leaving an estate 
valued at £49 : 2 : 6, and daughters, Judith Lume, who 
married 26 May, 1663, Joshua Bradley; and Susannah 
Lume, who administered her estate ; John Pickard 
having declared in court that he neither desired nor 
expected any part thereof. (Essex Deeds, 2 Ips., 362- 
412, 413, 414.) 

Children : 

Rebecca, born 13, 8 mo., 1645; married Solomon 


tween Rowley and Haverhill. It was laid out across 
the Brocklehank farm near the residence of John Pres- 
ton, through what is now known as Pentucket Sq. ; 
then up Andover St., over Spofford's hill to connect 
with the Haverhill and Salem Road, near the house of 
Edward Poor. 

In those colonial days it was the custom for the 
pioneers that lived for miles around to assemble at this 
house with their families every night for protection 
from the Indians. And more than once they returned 
in the morning to find their homes in ashes and their 
crops destroyed by the Indians. 

Lieut. Brocklebank was appointed captain, and was 
killed in a fight with King Philip and his warriors in 
Sudbury on April 20, 1676. 

After Capt. Brocklebank's death the inventory of his 
estate was made and the record is found : Farm toward 
Bradford, 150 lbs. 

In 1686 his eldest son Samuel, who was then 24 
years old, lived on the farm. 

A committee appointed Nov. 20, 1686, met at this 
house to consider a claim for damages caused by a 
highway opened through his farm. This was the 
Rowley and Haverhill road, opened years before by 
his father. 

In 1720, this Samuel Brocklebank, then known as 
Deacon Samuel, of the Byfield church, deeded this 
house and the adjoining land to his youngest son, 
Francis, provided he would support himself and his 
wife through life. 

Six years before, Deacon Samuel Brocklebank had 
given his eldest brother John a deed of all the land 
that now comprises Georgetown centre. 

In 1745 Dudley Tyler came into possession of this 
farm by marriage; as the house was large he opened 
a tavern and hung out a large sign with a fine painting 
of Gen. Wolfe sitting on his white horse with drawn 


This sign was about four feet square, and it used 
to hang on a pole in the front yard. The sign is still 
in good condition, and is the property of Mr. Hum- 
phrey Nelson. 

In 1760, when a new meeting-house or the re- 
moval of the old one then standing near where the 
house of David Brocklebank now is, had caused a very 
sharp controversy, Caleb Cushing, Samuel Phillips and 
Thomas Lewis met here as an advisory committee 
to consider the matter. 

After Mr. Tyler, the next owner was Solomon 
Nelson, the father of Nathaniel Jeremiah of Newbury- 
port, who was a member of Congress from Essex 
North for 20 years or more. 

The patriots of the Revolution assembled at this 
house before starting for Lexington, April 19, 1775. 
On seeing this sign of Gen. Wolfe they shot at it. 
The holes made by these bullets are still plainly seen. 


John Pickard, carpenter, married, 29, 8 mo., 1644, 
Jane, daughter of widow Constance Crosby. She died 
20 Feb., 1715 — 6, ae 89 yrs., (gravestone). He was 
buried 24 Sept., 1683. An abstract of his will and 
inventory appears in Ess. Hist. Coll., IV., 20. 

The mother of John Pickard was widow Ann Lume, 
who died in Rowley, 19 Mar., 1661-2, leaving an estate 
valued at £49 : 2 : 6, and daughters, Judith Lume, who 
married 26 May, 1663, Joshua Bradley; and Susannah 
Lume, who administered her estate; John Pickard 
having declared in court that he neither desired nor 
expected any part thereof. (Essex Deeds, 2 Ips., 362- 
412, 413, 414.) 

Children : 

Rebecca, born 13, 8 mo., 1645; married Solomon 


Mary, born 1651, married 14 Feb., 1 670-1, John 2 

John, born 1, 1 mo., 1653 ; married Sarah Smith. 

Sarah, born 31, 11 mo., 1656; married Thomas 

Ann, born 15 Feb., 1659-60; married Aaron Pingry. 

Samuel, born, 3 mo., 1663; married Elizabeth Brad- 

Jane, baptised 22 Apr., 1666; married 6 Nov., 1684, 
Edward Hazen, son of Edward. (See p. 116.) 

Hannah, baptised 1669-70; married Moses Brad- 
street. (23 Ess. Inst. Hist. Coll. 135, Early Settlers 
of Rowley.) 


Crosby, widow Constance, (believed to have been 
the wife of a son of Thomas Crosby, and wife Jane, 
who had a grandchild, Anthony, who married Pru- 
dence Wade (See 20 Ess. Hist. Coll. 230-1). The 
widow is "Custins Crosbee Ux." of our first record 
of grants; had an acre and a half house lot, 1643, 
afterwards owned by John Pickard. 

She was burried Jan. 25, 1683-4 (See 22 Ess. H. 
C. 213). In Essex Court files, v. 21, p. 45, appears a 
petition in respect to the guardianship of her grand- 
child signed by her. 


Jane, born about 1626; married 29, 8 mo., 1644, 
John Pickard. 

Mary, born 1628; married 16, 11 mo., 1647, Rich 

Hannah, born 1634; married 6, Dec, 1655, John 

Anthony, born 1637; married 28, Dec, 1659, Pru- 
dence Wade. (20 Ess. Inst. Hist. Coll. 230, Early 
Settlers of Rowley.) 


(Continued from p. 64.) 

[Note: About the year 1725, some bearers of the 
name began occasionally to spell it with an m.] 

Joseph 2 Quinby, (Robt. 1 ) (see p. 64), married for 
his second widow Anne Greeley, December 10th, 1724. 

William 3 Quinby (Wm. 2 , Robt. 1 ) (see p. 63) sued 
as of Salisbury February 25, 1731 by Wm. Daniels 
of Hampton. (A William Quinby appears on the 
Salisbury records as having married Martha East- 
man January 9th, 1729. Their intention was publish- 
ed November 30th, 1728. The Salisbury birth records 
show the birth of a child Martha to William Quinby 
by his wife Martha, June 16, 1738.) Had: 

(1) Samuel 4 Quinby, born July 5, 1718, lived in 
Kingston in 1742. Married Elizabeth Stevens at 
South Hampton, April 2, 1749. 

(2) Joseph 4 Quinby, born March 20th, 1720, liv- 
ing in Kingston in 1742 ; a tanner. 

(3) Enoch 4 Quinby, born September 8th, 1723. 

All these children, as well as Hannah Quinby, (see 
p. 63), were baptised in Salisbury, Second Church, 
August 16, 1730 (Hoyt, p. 432). 

Robert 2 Quinby (Robt 1 .) lived in Amesbury. Was 
given a seat in the meeting house, 1699 (Merrill, Hist, 
of Amesbury, p. 142). "The five late constables," 
one of whom was Robert 2 Quinby, were on October 
1 8th, 1708, "ordered prosecuted for not making up 
their accounts according to law" (Merrill, p. 159). 

(a) Joseph 3 Quinby, (Robt. 2 Robt. 1 ) "eldest son" 
in 171 5, and was known as "Junior" until 1736, on 
account of his uncle Joseph 2 (p. 64). 

(b) John 3 Quinby, born Dec. 2, 1686, in Ames- 
bury; "2nd son;" died Dec. 28, 1686. 

(c) Mary 3 Quinby, born Oct. II, 1687; "1st 
daughter;" died Dec. 13, 1687. 

(d) Benjamin 3 Quinby, born Jan. 10, 1689/90; 
married Dec. 25, 1722, Judith, daughter of Samuel 
and Sarah (Rowell) Gould (Hoyt I., 179). Sold 
land in Rockingham Co. 1736, to Stephen Webster. 
Called "of Salisbury" (N. H. Deeds 60, p. 234). 

(e) Hannah 3 Quinby, born Aug. 23, 1692; mar- 
ried Jan. 12, 1 7 13/4 at Amesbury, John, son of Thom- 
as and Rachel (Barnes) Sargent. 

(f) Anne 3 Quinby, born May 23, 1695; married 
at Amesbury, Jan. 1, 17 16/7, Joseph, son of Thomas 
and Susannah (Guilford) Jewell; and had six chil- 
dren (See "Jewell Register.") 

John 2 Quinby, (Robt. 1 ) (see p. 64), of Salisbury 
was sued in 1704, for encumbering land; (see p. 112) 
then called "of Salisbury;" in 171 1 he was called "of 
Haverhill." Had: 

(a) John 3 Quinby, born July 8, 1688, (Will 
of a John Quinby, Jr. [wife Mercy, and two 
children] of Kingston, proved May 14, 1755). John 
and Mary Quinby of Exeter sold land in Exeter, 
March 16, 1 730/1 to Jonathan 3 Quinby of the same 
place. John had bought and sold land in Exe- 
ter as early as 17 19. In 1743, his son John, Jr. and 
Daniel of Brentwood sold land in Exeter. 

(b) Jeremiah 3 Quinby, born Aug. 24, 1689; sol- 
dier in 1710; married June 14, 1716, at Amesbury, 


Hannah, daughter of Samuel George. They resided 
in Kingston, N. H., where Jeremiah 3 was an innhol- 
der in 1736. He bought land in Kingston in 171 7, 
and dealt very constantly in land and mill privileges 
there, until 1744. 

(c) Eleazer 3 Ouinby, born May 13, 1691. Lived 
at Hampton Falls, 1746 to 1767, where he was rated 
on the tax list (Brown's Hampton Falls, p. 613). 
Administration on his estate granted to his widow 
Abigail, May 10, 1762. 

(d) David 3 Ouinby, born July 19, 1693, i s 
no doubt the David who married Abigail, daughter 
of Thomas Webster, Jr., Dec. 25, 1724. (N. E. H. 
and G. Reg. IX., 160). David's brother Jeremiah 3 
had gone to Kingston to live after his marriage to Han- 
nah George, in 1716, and the records of the First 
Church in Kingston, begun by Rev. Ward Clark, on 
his arrival, Sept. 29, 1725, show there were then two 
families of the name in Kingston, the heads of which 
were respectively, Jeremiah Quinby and David Quin- 
by (N. H. Gen. Rec. Vols. I-IV). By this date 
David 3 had had one child (1), infant 4 , died May 10, 
1736 ("David Quinby lost a child with this mortal 

The Rev. Mr. Ward baptised other children of Da- 
vid's at the First Church, as follows: 

(2) Alice 4 Ouinby baptised Jan. 22, 1727. 
She was married May 8, 1745, by the same 
minister at Kingston, to Timothy Sanborn. 

(3) David 4 Quinby, baptised Jan. 30, 1732, 
married by the Rev. Joseph Secomb, at King- 
ston, to Mary Wadleigh, Nov. 19, 1755. 

Other Baptisms at the same place were pro- 
bably also of children of David Quinby as fol- 
lows : 


(See p. 27.) 


(See p. 21 . I 


(4) Samuel 4 Quinby, Jan. 5, 1729. He 
married Anne Young, at Kingston May 24, 


(5) Sarah 4 Quinby, June 1, 1735. 

(e) Sarah 3 Quinby, born Mar. 31, 1695. 

(f) Robert 3 Quinby, born Dec. 13, 1701. Mar- 
ried Dec. 16, 1725, Judith, daughter of Benjamin and 
Sarah Sanborn, of Hampton Falls (Dow's History of 
Hampton, p. 947). They then moved from Hampton 
Falls to Weare, via Hawke (now Danville,) (Brown's 
History of Hampton Falls, p. 130). 

(g) Jonathan 3 Quinby, born June 12, 1704. Prob- 
ably lived in Exeter, and married Mercy, daughter 
of Nathaniel Dearborn, of Kensington, who mentions 
daughter of Mercy Quinby in his will, Oct. 24, 1754 
(N. H. Provincial Probate Records), and had: 

(1) Sarah 4 Quinby, born Feb. 20, 1732/3. 

(2) James 4 Quinby, born Apr. 12, 1736. 

(3) Jonathan 4 Quinby, born Feb. 12, 1741 
(Bell's History of Exeter). 

(h) Jacob 3 Quinby, born Mar. 13, 1706/7, al- 
though young was perhaps the Jacob reported by Col. 
Westbrook, as deceased Mar. 24, 1723 (Register, vol. 
45, p. 218). 

(i) Jethro 3 Quinby, born * 

Joseph 3 Quinby (Robt. 2 , Robt. 1 ) (see p. 104), had; 

( 1 ) Joseph 4 Ouinby I . , 

/ n ^ • • a r\ • 1. r twins, born 171 S- 

(2) Benjamin 4 Ouinby I ' ^ 

*The Salisbury Record states Nov. 27, 1710, which 
is impossible if his mother was Mary (Mudgett) 


(3) Ann 4 Quinby, born July 6, 17 18. 

(4) Hannah 4 Quinby, born Oct. 11, 1721, died un- 
married Sept. 14, 1786 (for her will see p. 108). 

(5) Daniel 4 Quinby, born July 28, 1723; died in 

(6) Robert 4 Quinby, born Apr. 5, 1725. 

(7) Daniel 4 Quinby, born Dec. 8, 1729. "Lieut." 
on gravestone in Union Cemetery, Amesbury, where 
he is buried with his wife Sarah. He died Nov. 18, 
1791, age 62; she died Sept 12, 1770, ae. 43 (I. Ess. 
Ant., 164). She was the daughter of Richard Fitts 
of South Hampton, and was born Nov. 27, 1727 (Reg- 
ister, v. 22, p. 163). They were married by Rev. 
Joseph Secomb of the First Church at Kingston, Jan. 
1, 1 750/1 (N. H. Gen. Rec). She was admitted to 
Amesbury First Church, May 2, 1756 (Hoyt). 

(8) (?) Mary 4 Quinby (divisional deed, 1754), a 
Mary, said to be the daughter of this Joseph 3 , said to 
have been born Mar. 16, 171 2. 

Benjamin 3 Quinby (Robt. 2 , Robt. 1 ) had 

(1) Benjamin 4 Quinby, born Jan. 26, 1723/4; mar- 
ried Feb. 25, 1748, Elizabeth Lowell in South Hamp- 
ton; was received into full communion, Amesbury 
First Church, July 2, 1749. His wife Elizabeth was, 
July 23, 1749, received from the church at South 
Hampton, N. H. (Hoyt, p. 490). Lived in Hopkin- 
ton, N. H. Sold the homestead of his father Ben- 
jamin 3 , of Amesbury, in 1774. 

(2) Jonathan 4 Quinby, born Aug. 15, 1726. With 
his wife Ruth was received into communion 1764, 
Amesbury First Church. With his brother Benjamin 4 , 
sold his father's homestead in Amesbury in 1774. 


Philip 3 Quinby (Jos. 2 , Robt. 1 ) (see pp. 62, 64) had 

(1) Henry 4 Quinby, born Dec., 1730; died young. 

(2) Henry 4 Quinby, born Dec. 3, 1730/1 ; died 

(3) Joseph 4 Quinby, born May 23, 1733; died 

(4) Philip 4 Quinby, born June, 1735; died young. 

(5) Betty 4 Quinby, bap. Feb. 20, 1737, at Ames- 
bury First Church. 

The foregoing are those under the tombstones in the 
Union Cemetery at Amesbury, the data on which are 
as follows: 

Joseph Quinby, died Mar. 23, 1736, "in ye thi s yer 
of his age." 

Henry Quinby, died Mar. 15, 1735/6, ae. 5 y. and 

3 m - 

Philip Quinby, died same day, ae. 9 mo. (Ess. Ant., 
I., 164 ; II., 11 ). They were baptised privately by rea- 
son of dangerous sickness, Mar. 12, 1735 (Hoyt, II., 

(6) Anne 4 Quinby, born Mar. 19, 1743. 

(7) Eleanor 4 Quinby, born Sept. 2j, 1748. 

(To be continued.) 

Will of Hannah 4 Quinby. 

(Jos. 3 , Robt. 2 , Robt. 1 ) 

[In envelope 23157, Salem Records. Hannah Quin- 
by, paper 1 (2) ] 

Last will and testament of Hannah Quinby of Ames- 
bury County Essex, State, Mass. spinster, Recommend 
soul to God etc. As to temporal estate, I dispose as 
follows : 


I give and bequeath to my beloved niece Lydia the 
wife of Joseph Osgood of Salisbury 1/2 of whole 
estate both real and personal, with the limitations here- 
after mentioned, and my will is that toward furnish- 
ing her half she shall have my whole personal estate, 
(Viz) my wearing apparell, househould furniture, pro- 
visions of the house and stock of cattle and whatever 
may be considered as personal estate. I give to my 
beloved nephew, Robert 5 Quinby son of my brother 
Daniel 4 Quinby, the other half of my whole estate, with 
limitations following, his half shall be out of my land 
and if there shall be need the division shall be made 
by committee interchangeably chosen by each legatee. 
I order the legatees afsd. in one month after my death, 
to pay in equal proportions ten dollars in silver money 
to Elizabeth daughter of David Hoyt of Amesbury 
daughter of my sister Hoyt. I order my nephew Rob- 
ert Quinby and my niece Lydia, wife of Joseph Os- 
good, to pay my just debts, and charge of decent 
funeral. I appoint said Robert Quinby and Lydia 
wife Joseph Osgood my executors of this my last will 
and testament and hereby revoke all others. 

Amesbury Aug. 28, 1786. 


Signed sealed etc in Presence of us 
Thomas Hibbert 
Ezekiel Jones 
Philip Jones 


After writing above testator before signing etc made 
following Alteration that Robert Quinby should take 
the stock towards his half of premises contained in 
will, together with hay produced this year. 


(See p. 82.) 

(Sesp. 27.) 


To all people to whom these presents shall come Ben- 
jamin Greenleaf Judge Probate in County within 
Comm. Mass. 

Know that on twenty-fifth day Sept 1786 this in- 
strument with codicil being- last will or testament Han- 
nah Quinby Amesbury, spinster, presented by Robert 
Ouinby for probate, then present Ezekiel Jones, Philip 
Jones, two of witnesses thereto subscribed who being 
of Quakers, declared that they heard testatrix sign, 
seal and declare this her last will & testament, and that 
Rev. Thomas & sd Philip and Ezekiel, subscribe name 
as witnesses. 

I do approve and allow sd instrument as last will 
etc. of deed, and commit administration thereof to 
Robert Ouinby executor to administer estate of de- 
ceased to exhibit inventory by the last Monday Sept 

I hereunto set my hand & seal 
date above written 


[Paper No. 3.] 

Account of administration of Estate of Hannah 
Ouinby of Amesbury deed., March 10, 1808. 

[Paper No. 2 (2) ] 

Inventory estate of Hannah Ouinby of Amesbury 
deed. March 26, 1787. 

[Paper No. 1] Bond of Robert Quinby executor 
Sept. 25, 1786. 

[Paper No. 2.] 

Essex ss to Mess Simeon Bartlet Ezekiel Jones All 
of Amesbury in sd. County 

You are hereby appointed a Committee to apprize 
on oath all Estate Hannah Ouinby of Amesbury deed, 
make return of doings with warrant to Registry Office 
of Court Probate Given under my hand 25 Sept 1786. 



The following story comes to light through an ex- 
amination of old court records at Salem, which the 
Editor recently caused to be searched, bundle by 
bundle, for data on the Quinby family. This was a 
tedious task as patriotism and antiquarian interest in 
old Essex has not yet been sufficient to cause these 
invaluable records to be classified and indexed. 

In Salisbury, July 24, 1703, Isaac Morrill of that 
town sued John 2 Quinby for four pounds damages for 
cutting down four trees on Morrill's land, and sum- 
moned him for the next Common Pleas Court. Two 
months later Morrill got his judgment at Newbury 
and his bill of costs is on file. 

John Quinby, nothing daunted, took his appeal at 
the Superior Court of Judicature, held at Salem in 
October of the same year. It seems that Morrill must 
have taken his judgment by default, for John said he 
had brought forward his action "for I entered action, 
paid Justice for case, and he sent it by Captain Wad- 
ley; this is all the law doth oblige me." 

It is reasonable to suppose that John Quinby was 
successful on his appeal to the extent of the granting 
of a new trial, for judgment was again given against 
him at the Inferior Court of Common Pleas in No- 
vember, 1704, which he appealed April 30, 1705. 

Meanwhile, Isaac Morrill was not content with his 
victory on account of the tree cutting. He took out ao 
attachment, Nov. 9, 1704, against John Quinby and 
a body attachment at that, for the sum of twenty 
pounds — five times his former demand — this time as 
only surviving executor of his father, Abraham 1 Mor- 
rill ; his mother Sarah, the other executor, being dead. 

He claimed that John Quinby "hath illegally entered 
by fencing, building, and planting three or four years 
past, and doth refuse to deliver to plaintiff possession 
of land containing about three acres." This land was 
bounded by land of William Osgood (see p. 74) on 


the east, and was otherwise surrounded by the Abra- 
ham Morrill homestead. Needless to say, John Quinby 
pleaded not guilty, as they called it on the record. The 
outcome of the suit we must conjecture; but an exam- 
ination of the documents on file as exhibits in the case 
will be of interest. 

First, Isaac presented his father's will, dated June 
18, 1662, recorded Dec. 5, 1662, showing his appoint- 
ment as executor. It is interesting to note that he got 
it probated only for the purposes of his suit against 
John Quinby, Jan. 31, 1703-4. 

Second, John Quinby showed a deed or bill of sale 
from Temperance Mudgett, to her brother-in-law, John 
Quinby, of Salisbury, dated Dec. 11, 1702, of all she 
might recover from her deceased father or mother 
Mudgett's estate; she acknowledged Nov. 1, 1704. 
Temperance Mudgett was the daughter of Sarah, the 
widow of Abraham 1 Morrill, by her first husband. In 
other words she was the step-sister of the plaintiff, and 
we may reasonably understand this law suit to have 
been an attempt by her to get from her step-father's 
estate what she claimed was her mother's property; 
her assignment to John Quinby was to make him the 
defendant, so that she might have his arm for her 
service. John Quinby had married her sister, Mary 
Mudgett, (see p. 64). 

Then follows what is certified to be a true copy of 
the Salisbury town book of the dates of birth of Abra- 
ham and Sarah Morrill's children, as follows: 

Isaac, born 10th, 5 mo., 1646. 

Jacob, born 24th, 6 mo., 1648. 

Sarah, born 14th, 8 mo., 1650. 

Abraham, born 14th, 9 mo., 1652. 

Moses, born 28th, 10 mo., 1655. 

Lydia, born 8th, 1 mo., 1660. 

Hipzibah, born — 11 mo., 1662, ("daughter of 
Abraham Morrill and Sarah, his widow.") 


Also a true copy of the Salisbury record of the death 
of "Mrs. Sarah Mudgett, alias Morrill, wife of Mr. 
Tho: Mudgett, departed this life August, 1694." 
(Endorsed: Sarah Morrills' death.) 

Also a certified copy of the record of Salisbury 
births as follows: "Mary, daughter of Tho: Mudgett 
and Sarah, his wife; was born 30; 2d mo; 1667." 

Next follows a deposition sworn in court at Salem 
Nov. 28, 1704, by two witnesses to the effect that for 
three or four years past, John Ouinby had dwelt on the 
land in question and had built upon it and planted it; 
and that the land was worth twelve pounds. 

The Judge of probate, in March, 1694, had been 
petitioned for a division of Abraham Morrill's estate 
by the heirs and in accordance with the will apportion- 
ed half to widow Sarah, the other half to be divided 
among the children, Isaac to have a double share. 
They were unable to make a choice of shares among 
them and the judge appointed on June 25, 1694, a com- 
mittee of five to make the division which they did, 
Sept. 28, 1694; and these papers are also a part of the 
record in the suit between Isaac Morrill and John 


Edward 1 Hazen was the immigrant ancestor. 
The origin of the family beyond the seas has not been 
traced. Recent information locates a family bearing 
that name in Newcastle-on-Tyne, in the last century, 
and possibly the fact may afford a clue to the English 
home of the Puritan Edward. The first mention of 
the name which has been found occurs in the records 
of Rowley: "Elizabeth, wife of Edward Hassen, was 
buryed 1649, Sept. 18." He was a man of substance 
and influence in the town ; was overseer or selectman 
in 1650, 1651, 1654, 1660, 1661 and 1665, an d io 68, 

1 1 

and Judge of Delinquents, 1666; in the records of sur- 
veys, Feb. 4, 1 66 1, he appears entitled to ''seven 
gates," these related to cattle rights on the town com- 
mons ; the average number being three, and no one had 
more than seven. The inventory of his estate amount- 
ed to £404 7 :8. Of his first wife Elizabeth, nothing 
is known, or where or how long they had been mar- 

Edward Hazen married, second, in March, 1650, 
Hannah, daughter of Thomas and Hannah Grant. 
He was buried in Rowley, July 22, 1683. His widow 
married, second, Mar. 17, 1683/4. George Browne of 
Haverhill, who Sept. 9, 1693, adopted her youngest 
son, Richard 2 Hazen, as the sole heir to his large es- 
tate. Lieut. Browne died Oct. 31, 1699, aged 76; his 
wife died Feb., 171 5/6. The children of Edward 1 and 
Hannah (Grant) Hazen, all born in Rowley, were. 

(1) Elizabeth 2 Hazen, born Mar. 8, 1650/1 ; mar- 
ried April 1, 1670, Nathaniel, son of John and Bridget 
Harris, of Rowley. 

(2) Hannah 2 Hazen, born Sept., 1653; married 
William Gibson, and died before 1683, leaving three 

(3) John 2 Hazen, born Sept. 22, 1655. He is not 
mentioned in the distribution of his father's estate; 
while the children of Hannah 2 , deceased, do receive 
their portion ; and Thomas 2 receives two of the eleven 
shares, or the double portion of an eldest son. John 2 
was probably dead, therefore, and without issue. 

(4) Thomas 2 Hazen, born Feb. 29, 1657/8; died in 
Norwich, Conn., Apr., 12, 1735. He married Jan. 1, 
1682/3, Mary, daughter of Thomas Howlet, and had 
eleven children. 

(5) Edward 2 Hazen, born Sept. 10, 1660; married 
Nov. 6, 1684, Jane, daughter of John and Jane (Cros- 


by) Pickard, (see p. 103) who survived him. His will 
was probated Dec. 26, 1748, bearing date May 27, 
1738. They had eight children. 

(6) Isabel 2 Hazen, born July 21, 1662; married 
Jan. 16, 1680, John, son of Thomas and Ann Wood, 
of Boxford. 

(7) Priscilla 2 Hazen, born No. 25, 1664; married 
July 21, 1 68 1, Jeremiah, son of John and Dorcas Pear- 
son, of Rowley (For this family, see next issue). 

(8) Edna 2 Hazen, born June 20. 1667; married 
Aug. 2, 1686, Timothy, son of Rev. William and 
Elizabeth (Wooton) Perkins, of Topsfield. 

(9) Richard 2 Hazen, born Aug. 6, 1669, died in 
Haverhill, Sept. 25, 1733. He married twice and had 
eleven children. 

(10) Hiphzibeth 2 Hazen, born Dec. 22, 1671 ; mar- 
ried in 1689, and died in Rowley, Nov. 29, 1689. 

(11) Sarah 2 Hazen, born Aug. 22, 1673; married 
June 27, 1690, Daniel Wicom, Jr., of Rowley. (Henry 
Allen Hazen, A. M., in N. E. Hist. & Gen. Reg., 
XXXIIL, 229-30.) 

Mrs. Porter's Autograph Book. 

Through the courtesy of Mr. Horace Porter, the 
editor has had an opportunity of examining and photo- 
graphing a book compiled by Mr. Porter's mother, 
who was Mary J. Seal, the daughter of Capt. Thomas 
and Nancy Frost Seal. The book bears date 1842, 
and contains a very large number of autographs of 
that period and prior thereto, and some few silhou- 
ettes of the Frost Family. Opposite page 76 of this 
magazine appears the only existing portrait so far as 
we know of Andrew Pepperell Frost, the original of 
which is in Mrs. Porter's book. A photographic copy 
of another page of Mrs. Porter's book is reproduced 


in this number. Amongst the autographs which have 
not been copied for reproduction in this magazine are 
those of the following: 

Dexter Brewer, Rufus F. Brewer, Darius Richmond 
Brewer, Silas Brewer, Andrew Pepperell Clarke, Cam- 
bridge, Mass, 1842; Andrew T. Dole, 1844; Henry 
E. Day, 1844; Joseph M. S. Day, 1844; J. Q. Day, 
1842; Jacob Hunt, Westbrook, 1842; Woodford D., 
William and S. Jordan; J. Mahan, Portland, 1825; 
John Mahan, E. Porter, William H. Porter, Emma 
M. Porter, Oliver Porter, Huntington Porter. 

Other autographs of names familiar to those who 
are interested in these pages are those of John Quinby, 
Buxton, Me., 1843; M. Quinby, ("Your friend and no 
mistake"); Levi Quinby, Portland, 1824; George W. 
Quinby, North Yarmouth, 1842; Henry B. Quinby, 
"Biddford," Me., October 5, i860, Lucy A. Quinby, 

Additional autographs on the pages of the book are 
those of William H. Rolfe, Portland, i860; Robert 
L. Robbins, Boston, 1845 I Thomas Seal, 1814; Thomas 
Slemons, Portland, May 12, 1812; Jotham Sewall, 
Dec. 29, 1836; W. B. Sewall, Portland, 1842; J. B. 
Sewall, Bowdoin College, 1845 I N. Sparhawk, Kittery, 
Aug. 1, 1757; Benjamin Titcomb, Falmouth, June 
6, 1776; Andrew Titcomb, Falmouth, 1776; William 
Wood, Charlestown, Mass., 1842; Wm. H. Wood, 
Portland, 1842; Hattie L. Seal, Jan. 7, 1857; Ann 
Seal, Mar. 2, 1820, (with original verses) ; and mem- 
bers of the Wood, Porter and Sewall families. 

A letter from Kittery, dated November 15, 1755, 
signed by Sir William Pepperell is sufficiently interest- 
ing to be worth copying here ; it is as follows : 

Dear Kinsman 

I have sent you by Mr. Reed a Cheesor Cheese 
wch desire you to accept, time will not permit me to 
enlarge, my Love to you & my Dear Kinswoman. 
Wishing you and yours the best of Blessings 
I am Your affect. Uncle 
Wm. Pepperrell 


Notes and Comments. 

Porterfield, (see pp. 19-20), miscellaneous notes 
from the Record of the First Parish, Portland, as fol- 
lows: Baptized, Aug. 29, 1759, Porterfield, a child at 
Stroudwater. William Porterfield was a member of 
Capt. Thomas Skilling's Stroudwater Company, at 
the taking of the list Aug. 11, 1757, together with 
Solomon Haskell, Sergt, and Benjamin and John 
Haskell; James and Joseph Frost and William and 
Robert Slemons (see p. 21) ; the latter being on the 
Alarm List, i. e., "one quarter of the company most 
able and fit for service, always in readiness and com- 
pletely armed to be sent forth and march into service 
against the enemy," etc. William Porterfield was a 
taxpayer in the first Parish, Portland, in 1760. 

An entry in Parson Bradley's Journal is as follows : 
"Mrs. Porterfield died Mar. 14, 1802, aged 89." This 
was probably Mrs. William, Sr. 

Miss Almira F. Quinby 7 kindly contributes the fol- 
lowing comments in regard to the article beginning on 
p. 24, entitled "Grandchildren of Andrew Pepperell 

(2) "John 4 Seal, I am quite sure died three or four 
years ago." 

(4) "Harriet 4 (Seal) Dougherty died several years 

(5) "Frank 4 (Frances) Seal, who married Mr. 
Day, I think his name was Albion, is a widow living 
in Portland." 

(p. 26). Mrs. M. E. Stillings has also been kind 
enough to add the information that ( 1 ) Elizabeth Sal- 
ter 3 (Clark) (Stanwood) Bennett had no descendants. 

Mrs. Joanna Pepperell Jackson, Kittery (see pp. 22, 
29), February 17, 1725-6. This day expir'd Mrs. 
Joanna Jackson, in the 34th year of her age; the late 


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excellent consort of Mr. George Jackson, Phycician 
(by whom she had 7 children), and daughter of Lieut. 
Col. Pepperrell, Esq., and Margery his wife. 

She was a Comely Person, but her Principal Orna- 
ments were the Virtues of her mind. She was Ex- 
Emplary in her whole Conversation towards all her 
Relatives; was beneficial to all, especially to the Liv- 
ing Images of God ; Manifested more than ordinary 
Compassion to Sick People, and was forward to Re- 
lieve the Poor. 

It Pleased God to call her to a long and sharp Trial 
in her last Sickness, the Pains of which she suffered 
with great Patience and Holy Submission to the Will 
of God. 

February 24, she was Decently Interr'd in her 
father's new Tomb. (See pp. 54, 57.) 

March 6, Two Ministers of the Gospel, well ac- 
quainted with the Gentlewoman's Worth, Preach'd 
each of them a Funeral Sermon on this Sorrowful Oc- 
casion. (IV., Old Eliot, 46). 

Frost House. In continuation of this subject on 
pages 16-19, nere follows the last of Mr. Chapman's 
article from the point where it breaks off on p. 95. 
(The painting referred to was reproduced by photo- 
gravure and is next to page 11.) "At that period the 
Charles Frost, alias Justice Frost's, residence was 
standing, later known as the Brewer house, because 
Capt. Dexter Brewer married a granddaughter of 
Justice Frost and kept it as an inn as did the Frosts 
before him, the cellar hole and stones still remaining, 
the embankments forming a speck of the view to which 
we have referred. And again by the aid of imagina- 
tion we can see in the month of June (recorded on the 
10th), 1746, an Indian skulking about the Frost house 
and fired at three times, the house being protected by 
a garrison. 

"The Dole house is a facsimile of the Frost house, 
only the Frost house had a long ell attached to the 
southerly end which contained a hall, both two story. 


square on the ground, gambrel-roofed, 30,000 bricks 
being required to construct the two stacks of chimneys 
in the Dole house. 

"Upon the ruins of the Frost house the dust of an- 
tiquity lies in a thick layer. Before the third story 
was added by Capt. Brewer in 1834 a painting was 
made of it by a traveling Englishman, a photo of which 
it is our fortune to be possessed." 

Osgood. The will of William Osgood (p. 74) men- 
tions his grandson Thomas Quinby, son of his deceased 
daughter Elizabeth (see Pioneers of Massachusetts 
by Chas. H. Pope). 

p. 57. The word "childless" as the context indi- 
cates, should read "without sons surviving." 

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